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Auto Mechanics I & II

Auto Mechanics

The purpose of the 2-year mechanics program is to instruct the student in the principles, diagnostics, and repair of automobile and small engines.


The program emphasizes safe and efficient work practices, basic occupational skills, and employability skills.  The content is organized into competency-based courses of instruction which specify occupational competencies which the student must successfully complete.


The student who enrolls in the mechanics program will be better prepared to enter post secondary study in the technical college system.  Students interested in the operating principles, diagnostics, and repair of automobile and small engines will find this program challenging and rewarding.


The instructor is a professional, educated within the technical college system with professional work experience.


This program has attained the Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) national certification.


ECTEC programs and activities are open to all students regardless of race, color, handicap, religion, creed, national origin, age, or sex.




Identifying and Using Hand Tools

Small Engines

Automotive Engines

Ignition Systems

Fuel Systems

Cooling System

Steering System

Wheel Balancing

Brake System

Electrical Systems (Starting, Charging, and Lighting)

Job Connection Program

Prepares for A.S.E. Certification


Employment Outlook

A.S.E. Certified/Annual Salary ($40,000+)

Small Engine Repairman

Parts Clerk/Sales

Mechanics Helper

Service Writer

Shop Supervisor

Service Manager

Brake Diagnosis and Repair


Entrance Requirements

16 years of age

Preference – High School Junior or Senior


Technical College Path

Automotive Technology

Collision Repair Technician

Diesel Mechanics

Instructor will encourage students to work toward an area of post secondary study in the area of automotive repair which accentuates the students’ strengths.  Students will be informed of available financial assistant from area Technical Colleges.


Course Credit

Auto Mechanics I – 2 credits  

Auto Mechanics II – 2 credits 

Auto Mechanics III – 2 credits 

Auto Mechanics IV – 2 credits 


Program Requirements

  1.  Attend 170 days per year.
  2. Must complete the program with a final grade of C or better to receive a Certificate of Completion.
  3. Must obey all rules and regulations set forth by ECTEC and the instructor.