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Automotive Service Technician

According to the most recent NATEF Automotive Service Technician standards, students in this major will cover the skills necessary to become an entry-level technician. Students will concentrate on courses in introduction, brakes, steering & suspension, electrical / electronics, engine performance, heating & air conditioning, engine repair, automatic transmission, and manual drive train and axles. They will learn how to diagnose and complete brake service, perform vehicle steering and suspension alignment, as well as electrical theory, electrical/electronic diagnostics. Students will cover engine performance diagnostics and techniques for repair using a variety of diagnostic equipment. This program includes automotive heating, air conditioning and the student will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant, as well as diagnostics of the heat and A/C system. Students will use advanced diagnostic and repair equipment to troubleshoot complex automotive systems. This program is intended to provide courses closely aligned with NATEF hours and tasks. ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.

"I love being able to share my experiences with my students, in hopes that I might encourage them to become successful in life as well as their career."
Michael Thomason, Instructor

Who Can Attend?

High School or Adult Students


Lawton Campus

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Michael Thomason, Automotive Service Instructor

Michael Thomason
Automotive Service Instructor


C. Allen Whitaker, Automotive Service Instructor
C. Allen Whitaker
Automotive Service Instructor