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Online Automotive course curriculum

Our online Automotive course curriculum is aligned with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) recommendations. That means you can prepare to stand out from the competition and gain the auto tech skills coveted by employers.

But that's not all. Our program is tailored to help you transform your lifelong passion for cars into a successful career—and you can do it in a way that fits your busy life.

Lesson Group 1 – Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Lesson: Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson: Careers for Mechanics and Technicians  

An overview of potential career paths and professional development available for students who formally develop their mechanical and technical skills. Includes a summary of math and science concepts important to mechanics as well as applications of modern technologies in the mechanics workplace. The lesson concludes with an overview of general workplace safety practices and applications of personal protection equipment.

Lesson Group 2 – Foundation and Safety, Part 1

Lesson: Safe Work Practices and Emergency Procedures  

Review of common safety practices and materials hazards associated with vehicle repair as well as the techniques and equipment used to protect technicians.

Lesson: Tools and Equipment for the Automotive Technician  

This lesson also covers the identification and applications of a wide range of hand and power tools and tools used during vehicle repair and assembly procedures.

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Program Description

The Automotive Technician program prepares students for entry-level employment in the automotive vehicle repair and maintenance industry. The Automotive Technician program, comprised of NATEF aligned content, covers the operation, performance standards and inspection procedures of automobile systems.

Program Objectives

After completing the Automotive Technician program, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the hand and power tools, lift equipment, and diagnostic equipment used to evaluate, repair, and maintain automobiles and explain the procedures required for the safe use of each item.
  2. Describe the various engine types, body styles, and drive systems that are used to classify cars and light trucks.
  3. List the steps that must be followed during a standard vehicle inspection and describe the specifications that determine safe-vehicle conditions during each step.
  4. Identify and describe the standard parts of the engine, lubrication and cooling system, electrical/electronic system, and steering and suspension systems for standard automobiles and light trucks.
  5. Describe the parts, tools, and processes used to disassemble, rebuild, and reassemble an automobile or light-truck engine.

Career guidance comes standard

The practical skills you learn online will help you stand out from the crowd. But that's not the only way we help our students reach their professional goals. We also provide an extensive suite of Career Tools, including one-on-one interview training to help you unlock opportunities and make a great impression when it matters most.

Ready to get started?

Advance your career in our online API Program Name program. Call 1-800-957-5412