Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Auto service technicians, often called service technicians, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks. Because vehicles today possess complex computer and electronic systems, the technician’s job has evolved from purely mechanical and requires them to have a broader base of knowledge than in the past. St. Lucie County Schools’ Automotive Technology programs offer up-to-date industry standard technology and curriculum, in NATEF accredited labs, with instruction provided by fully Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified instructors.

Program Offered At
Potential Industry Certifications / Credentials

  • ASE Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair G1
  • Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) Certified Technician
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Areas of Study

  • Safety including clothing; eye protection; hand tools; power equipment; proper ventilation; and the handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials in accordance with safety and environmental regulations. Material Safety Data Sheets / MSDS
  • Brakes Systems
  • Electrical and Electronics Systems
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Engine Maintenance, Repair, and Performance
  • Transmissions, Drive Trains, and Axles
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. Students complete laboratory activities in state-of-the-art automotive repair facilities on-site at the high school.
  • Technology is a cornerstone that reinforces and enhances classroom and laboratory lessons.

Earn College Credit
Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
Labor Market Information

This program supports students' college and career readiness. Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor degree program without the need for remediation. Students need these same attributes and levels of achievement to enter and succeed in post-secondary workforce education or to enter a career path offering a living wage and future advancement.