Auto Tech Lab

Automotive Technologies

Aqua Divider

Our Instructors

Andy Buehler
Level I & II Instructor
buehlera@uppervalleycc.org
937.778.1980 x744

Herman Kiser
Paraprofessional
kiserh@uppervalleycc.org
937.778.1980 x853

What We Do in Auto Tech

Aqua Divider

Program Skills

  • Cooling Systems

  • Maintenance

  • Electrical

  • Safety

  • Mechanic Life Skills

  • Suspension/Steering/Tires

  • Fuel Injection and Ignition Diagnosis

  • Engines

  • Brakes

  • Drivetrains

  • Light Diesel

  • Air Conditioning

Overview

  • Learn to evaluate, diagnose, quote, and repair passenger vehicles.

  • Gain real-world experience by working on client automotive repairs.

  • Work with complex components involving electrical and computer-controlled systems.

  • Study the basics of electric and know automotive electrical systems.

  • Learn the science of cooling and repair air conditioning systems

  • Understand various brake, steering, suspension systems, and drivetrains.

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Career Development

Aqua Divider

Entry-Level Careers

  • General mechanic

  • Tune-up Specialist

  • Parts Salesperson

  • Mechanic's Assistant

  • Component Rebuilder

  • Alignment Specialist

  • Service Advisor/Writer

Advanced Careers

  • Shop Foreperson

  • Parts Manager

  • Service Manager

  • Independent Garage Owner

Work-Based Learning

Students who qualify have the opportunity to participate in one of three options for career development during their senior year. All three programs allow students to work within their career field while attending school on a modified schedule, so you they gain skills, experience and competitive wages.

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Career Advancement

College & Advanced Education

Aqua Divider

College Agreements

  • Sinclair Community College

  • University of Northwestern Ohio

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Brett Childs Memorial Scholarship

  • I-Car Foundation

  • SkillsUSA Scholarship

Certifications

  • ASE Certification Testing

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