Automotive Academy


Hands-on experience is necessary for careers in the automotive industry. Students gain a well-rounded automotive education by learning about ground transportation, engine and power train while gaining hands-on experience with engine performance, maintenance, and the electrical systems of automobiles. Students can also earn the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification in brakes, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, maintenance and light repair, and suspension and steering.

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

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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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