Automotive Technology

Your future in Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program is nationally certified by NATEF/ASE. First-year students study vehicle safety, maintenance, and light repair. Upon completion of these areas, they complete Braking Systems and Steering and Suspension Systems. During the second year, students study Electrical and Engine Performance


  • Braking systems
  • Steering and suspension
  • Electrical systems
  • Engine performance

Students will have the opportunity to take the state of Michigan Mechanics Certification test in all four instructional areas offered in the Automotive Technology program.

Jason Belfinger, 1st yr Instructor

Brian Hunter, 2nd yr Instructor

Program Curriculum 
Auto - 1st year
Auto - 2nd year

Extracurricular activities
National Technical Honor Society

Career options
Automotive Engineer
Automotive Parts Person
Automotive Racing
     Crew/Crew Chief
Automotive Service
Automotive Service
Automotive Service Writer
Automotive Instructor
Small Business Owner

Additional information
about Automotive Technology occupations can be found by logging on to Xello.

Advanced training and education
can be obtained from technical schools, community colleges, and universities. Macomb Community College, Ferris State University and University of Northwestern Ohio (Lima, OH) are examples of quality programs for TEC students to consider. Also available are apprenticeship programs: GM – ASEP (Automotive Service Education Program) offered at Macomb Community College; and Ford – ASSET (Automotive Student Specialty Education Training) offered at Henry Ford Community College. It is strongly recommended that TEC students achieve a minimum of an Associate's degree in their occupational area.

TEC's Automotive program articulates college credit through Ferris State University, Lincoln College of Technology, Macomb Community College, University of Northwestern Ohio, and Universal Technical Institute.