Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technician program at Niles High School is a NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) program which provides instruction in basic automotive service and repair. The State of Michigan requires all auto technicians to be certified in areas in which they are employed. BCC covers light vehicle general service technician training which includes,safety and shop equipment and tools, shop operations, engine tune up and performance, suspension and steering, automotive brakes and automotive electrical.


We offer a mix of instruction along with hands on experience designed to prepare the student for ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) testing. The successful student must be ready to meet the demands of advanced technical training or an entry level position in the automotive repair industry.

Skills for Success
  • Willing to work in a dusty/
  • dirty environment
  • Willing to work in a confined area
  • Willing to work indoors or outdoors
  • Willing to handle chemicals
  • Able to follow directions
  • Able to work with others
  • Willing to work independently
  • Willing to take constructive criticism
  • Good attendance with positive attitude
Related Profession Academic Skills
  • Automotive technician
  • Heavy diesel technician
  • Auto body technician
  • Tire and lube technician
  • Aviation technician
  • Power sports technician
  • Auto parts industry
  • Add and subtract fractions
  • Read and write at a 9th grade level
  • Calculate area and volume
  • Basic geometry skills
  • Read a ruler
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers
  • Basic computer skills

Possible Certification Areas
Engine Performance Electrical Steering/Suspension Brakes

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