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Automotive Academy


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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.

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

Instructors

Rodney Peterson
Automotive Academy Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
rpeterson@ohiohipoint.com

Bob Alig
Automotive Academy Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
balig@ohiohipoint.com

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)
CAREER TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION 

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