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Automotive Academy

Hands-on experience necessary for careers in the automotive industry. Students gain a well-rounded automotive education by learning about ground transportation, engine and power train, panel repair, and painting. Students gain hands-on experience while learning about engine performance, maintenance, and the electrical systems of automobiles. Learn sheet metal repair, vehicle panel replacement, and dive into areas of welding.

Electives are available for students looking to specialize in a particular field.

Practical Learning Experiences

Students will learn:

  • Engine performance and maintenance
  • Suspension and steering systems
  • Braking
  • Electrical systems


Required Courses

Below are the career-technical classes offered during this two-year program. Students may also choose to add electives to their schedule.

Year One
Ground Transportation Engine and Power Train
Automotive Braking, Suspension, and Steering Systems (Undercarriage Systems)

Year Two
Engine Performance
Ground Transportation Electrical/Electronics
Automotive Capstone


Rodney Peterson

Automotive Academy Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Bob Alig

Automotive Academy Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Industry Certifications

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
CPR/First Aid

College Partnerships

Owens Community College
Ohio Tech
University of Northwestern Ohio
Columbus State Community College
Universal Technical Institute (UTI)

*Partnerships continue to evolve. Talk to the instructor for the most up-to-date partnerships and credit options.

Salary Potential

$39,600 (Auotmotive Technician)
$40,000 (Transmission Technician)
$117,600 (Automotive Engineer)


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