Automotive Service Technician - Meridian Tech

Help auto owners get their rides back on the road as an Automotive Service Technician. This program will give you the technical skills you need to diagnose the cause of malfunctions in a variety of automobiles and the customer service skills to relate your findings to clients. Service technician duties may include mastering a full range of repair and maintenance services, but you also have the option to specialize in certain areas, such as brakes, transmissions or air conditioning systems.

Automotive Service Technician: How You’ll Learn Hands-On

Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:

  • Participating in live work projects where you will work for real customers
  • Rebuilding a classic automobile

Where it Can Take You

Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love as an Automotive Service Technician. Other possibilities include:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • ASE Certified Automotive Service Technician
  • Transportation Supervisor
  • Entrepreneur

What You’ll Learn

Course
Hours

Introduction to Automotive Service

75

Automotive Electrical/Electronics Introduction I

45

Automotive Electrical/Electronics Fundamentals II

90

Automotive Brakes Introduction I

30

Automotive Steering and Suspension Introduction I

15

Automotive Engine Repair Introduction I

15

Automotive Brakes Fundamentals II

60

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Introduction I

15

Automotive Manual Drive Train & Axle Introduction I

15

Automotive Automatic Transmission Introduction I

15

Automotive Engine Performance Introduction

45

Automotive Steering and Suspension Fundamentals II

75

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals II

30

Automotive Electrical/Electronics Advanced III

105

Automotive Engine Performance Fundamentals II

105

Automotive Brakes Advanced III

30

Automotive Steering and Suspension Advanced III

45

Automotive Engine Performance Advanced III

105

Workforce Staging

30

Total

945

Career Readiness Certificate

WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.

Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.

The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:

Applied Mathematics – 3
Reading for Information – 3
Locating Information – 3

Graduation Requirements

In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.

Meridian’s Career Ready Credential

When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:

  • Completed all courses in a career major with a grade of “C” or above and achieved required industry-based certifications for the career major
  • Achieved WorkKeys® scores at or above the level required for the career major or earned an ACT® composite score of 19 or greater (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Additional Endorsements

Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

Postsecondary Ready Endorsement

  • Earned, or was on track to earn, a high school diploma or GED at the time of Meridian graduation
  • Achieved a subscore of 19 or greater on the ACT® in math, English, reading and science (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Citizenship Ready Endorsement

  • Completed employment profile, résumé, job application, cover letter, mock interview and job search training through OKJobMatch.com
  • Documented active membership in a CareerTech Student Organization or professional association related to the program of study
  • Documented 20 hours of volunteerism or service in a community activity

National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

  • Completed WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information and received a silver, gold or platinum National Career Readiness Certificate through the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

Get Started

Apply for admission as a high school student. Apply for admission as an adult. Contact the Career Planning Center with questions at 405.377.3333.