Automotive General Service Technician

Automotive general service technicians diagnose and repair motor vehicles, and perform other tasks such as tire and lubrication services.

Automotive General Service Technician 1

This 16-week course prepares individuals 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
  • Brake inspections & repair

Training Includes:

  • Customer service
  • Shop safety
  • Automotive maintenance & repair
  • How to use equipment including:
    • Tire balancing machine
    • Tire mounting machine
    • 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
  • A 30-day trial or career assessment may be required
  • Certain criminal backgrounds will prevent individuals from being in the program.

Employment Outlook:

Entry-level Automotive General Service Technician jobs generally have an average starting salary of $9.65 per hour and can be as high as $19.28 per hour.

Automotive General Service Technician 2

General Service Technician 2 is a 12-week advanced training for students who successfully complete the General Service Technician 1 program and who demonstrate the following:
  • Quality hands-on work
  • Comprehension of auto mechanical theory
  • 8th grade reading comprehension 
A young man mounts a tire on a rim using a computerized wheel mounting and balancing machine.

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

Two men looking at a a chest of tools used for automotive repairs.
Students may visit automotive repair shops to learn what employers expect in a real world work environment.

Two men examine a car engine.