Printed on 9/24/2021
Automotive & Light Duty Truck Technician
Technical Diploma (TD)
Financial Aid Eligible
*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
Automotive repair work will be your specialty in this career field, where you'll find employment in a professional service garage or dealership. Your hands-on training will give you a good working knowledge of all the systems used in late model cars. You'll learn how to accurately diagnose issues and identify the necessary repairs. In addition to engine testing and rebuilding, your training will cover fuel injection systems, on-board diagnostics, climate control systems, electrical systems, brakes, transmissions, steering and suspension systems and more.
An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.
Bennett Mechanical Assessment
Complete the Bennett Mechanical Assessment.
Credit Transfer Options
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- Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry
- Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive internal combustion engines
- Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive automatic transmission/transaxle systems
- Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive manual drive train and axles systems
- Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive steering and suspension systems
- Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive brake systems
- Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive electrical & electronic systems
- Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems
- Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive engine performance systems
Career Pathways are guides that can help you reach your educational goals and explore career options. Check out the [Career Pathways](https://www.fvtc.edu/programs/Career-Pathways) available with this program.
Tools will be provided for students to use while on campus.
This program may require professional licensure or certification; FVTC has not determined if this program meets the educational requirements and/or licensure requirements for other states.
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