Light Auto Mechanics

The Light Auto Mechanics program is designed to teach the field of automotive mechanics. The student will be immersed in the function of all systems required to make an automobile operate properly, how to diagnose those systems and to repair them in case of malfunction.

Students will be prepared to take the examination for and receive the ASE Student Certification for Light Auto Repair and Maintenance. The Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES), the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and SkillsUSA have partnered to create the ASE Student Certification as the first step in building a career as a service professional in the automotive industry. Marking the completion of career-entry studies in automotive technology, this certification provides the student with their first industry-recognized certification through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.


Module Course
I Automobile Service Technology
II Suspension & Steerings
III Brake Systems
IV Electrical / Electronic Systems
V Audio Systems
VI Engine Repair
VII Engine Performance
VIII Automatic Transmission / Transaxle
IX Manual Drivetrain
X Heating and Air Conditioning
XI Maintenance and Light Repair
XII Customer Service
XIII Externship


The Light Auto Mechanics Program includes 660 hours weeks of class instruction plus an Externship of 240 hours in length. The total length of the program is 30 weeks at 900 clock hours.

Graduation Requirements

A student must attend class for the required number clock hours, successfully complete all class assignments, modules, and examinations achieving at minimum a grade of 70% or pass, and fulfill all financial obligations, prior to receiving a certificate of completion attesting to the successful completion of the program of study.

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