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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
  • Vehicle custom painting techniques
  • Sheet metal and plastic repair

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

Instructors

Rodney Peterson

Automotive technology
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Industry Certifications

10-hour OSHA
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)

CAREER TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center SkillsUSA


Bob Alig

Auto Diesel Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center


 



Diesel Technology

Keep society moving in Diesel Technology! Students are provided experience in maintaining and repairing heavy semi-trucks and industrial equipment as Central Ohio continues to develop as a major transportation and distribution hub. Students learn about, and work with, air and hydraulic brakes, engine components, engine tear-down, rebuilding and repairing, transmission components and air flow systems of diesel, industrial, commercial and agriculture equipment.

Successful career options include: diesel service technician, agriculture and industrial power equipment technician, services foreman or manager, or advanced electronic diagnostic technician


Practical Learning Experiences

Students will learn:

  • Problem diagnosis
  • Engine and transmission work
  • Disassemble and reassemble equipment
  • Inspect brakes, steering, fuel and air 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
Truck Diesel Engines

Year Two
Ground Transportation Electrical/Electronics
Truck Braking, Suspension, and Steering Systems
Diesel Technology Capstone

Instructor

John Wilson

Diesel Technology Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Industry Certifications

10-hour OSHA
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
CPR/First Aid

College Partnerships

Clark State Community College
University of Northwestern Ohio
Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
Lincoln Tech

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

Salary Potential

$37,500 (Starting Technician)
$100,000 (Experienced Technician)
$63,000 (Hydraulic Engineer)


CAREER TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center SkillsUSA