Automotive General Service Technician

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

Automotive General Service Technician

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
  • Vehicle inspections & brake repair

Training Includes:

  • Customer service
  • Shop safety
  • Automotive maintenance & repair
  • How to use equipment including:
    • Tire balancing machine
    • Tire mounting machine
    • Lifts
    • Hand & Power tools
    • Alignment machine

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.
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.