Automotive General Service Technician (AGST)

Automotive general service technicians diagnose and repair motor vehicles, and perform other tasks such as vehicle inspection, tire and lubrication services. This program is provided at the WTC.

This 16-week course prepares job seekers with disabilities to work in the automotive industry as entry-level General Service Technicians. These positions can include doing such tasks as:

  • Lubrication & changing fluids
  • Changing & balancing tires
  • Testing, charging, & starting systems
  • Battery replacement
  • Tune-ups
  • Vehicle inspections & brake repair

Training Includes:

  • Customer service
  • Shop safety
  • Automotive maintenance & repair
  • How to use equipment including:
    • Tire balancing machine
    • 4-Wheel alignment
    • Lifts
    • Hand tools

Program Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license with no more than 2 points
  • The ability to lift 50 pounds
  • The ability to squat, stoop and kneel
  • 3rd grade reading level
  • ​Certain criminal backgrounds will prevent individuals from being in the program.

Automotive General Service Tech Handout

Automotive General Service Tech Handout PDF

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Automotive General Service Technician students train using the same equipment found in state-of-the-art auto repair facilities.

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Students may visit automotive repair shops to learn what employers expect in a real world work environment.

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