Automotive Technician Pathway

  • The Automotive Mechanics Program at the Madison County Career Technical Center is a Dual Enrollment program offered in partnership with Calhoun Community College. Students enrolled in the program may receive high school and college credit.

    Automotive Repair Technicians
    Automotive service technicians and mechanics typically do the following:

    • Identify mechanical problems, often by using computerized diagnostic equipment
    • Test parts and systems to ensure that they are working properly
    • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
    • Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, giving tune-ups, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires
    • Repair or replace worn parts, such as brake pads and wheel bearings
    • Disassemble and reassemble parts
    • Use testing equipment to ensure that repairs and maintenance are effective
    • Explain to clients their automotive problems and the repairs done on their vehicles

    Industry Credentials
    Students enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to earn an ASE Industry Certification in one or more of the following areas:

    •  To Be Determined by Calhoun Community College

    Students must meet the following criteria to enroll in the Automotive Service Technician program with Calhoun Community College and the Madison County Career Technical Center:

    • Must be classified as a 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student
    • Have a GPA of at least 2.5
    • Have written approval from the Career Technical Center administration
    • Complete all required documentation prior to first scheduled class.

    Tuition Costs
    Workforce Development Scholarships are currently available through Calhoun Community College to cover the cost of tuition. Dual Enrollment Technology scholarship funds may be used to cover tuition, textbooks and supplies depending on availability of funds, the needs of the individual student and the requirements of the technical and academic classes. The scope of each scholarship is determined by available funding and the scholarship grant guidelines.  Costs covered will be determined on an individual basis.

    The scholarship funds are contingent upon allocations by the Alabama Legislature. Calhoun has received technology scholarship grants since the program was initiated by the state in 2008, however future grant awards are not guaranteed and will depend on availability of funding through the Alabama Workforce Development program

Contact Us

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    Rebecca Bucy
    CTE Counselor
    Phone: 256.852.2170 ext 66013