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Transportation Systems Career Cluster

Career Pathways

  • Dealer Technician
  • Independent Shop Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Diagnostician
  • Service Manager
  • Lube/Tire Technician
  • Alignment Specialist
  • Engine Machinist
  • Part Store Manager
  • Owner/Operator
  • Diesel Technician
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Transmission Rebuilde

Junior Year

  • Brakes
  • Steering/Suspension
  • Basic Maintenance
  • Basic Electronics

Senior Year

  • Advanced Car Systems
  • Engine Performance/Diagnostics
  • Advanced Electrical Systems/ABS
  • Engine Repair

Program Outcomes

Successful completion of the program will provide the student with:

Knowledge and Skills
  • Basic car maintenance, oil changes, transmission services, and tune-ups
  • Proper tire repair according to Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) Standards
  • Computer spin balancing using the latest technology in road surface variation
  • Computerized 4-wheel alignments
  • Testing of on-board computer systems and check engine lights using scan tools
  • Basic electronic theory, Ohm's Law, series and parallel circuits
  • Hydraulic brake theory and operations
  • ABS brake systems and diagnosis of electric systems involved
  • Oxy-fuel torch cutting and basic MIG welding

Certifications

  • OSHA CareerSafe Certificate
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation-Brakes/Electrical/Engine Performance/Steering & Suspension
  • S/P2 - Safety & Pollution Prevention

Articulated College Credit
Students may earn credit in brakes and steering/suspension at college level.

  • Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)
  • Ohio Technical College
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Universal Technical Institute

"Auburn gave me the confidence and capabilities to excel in the workplace as an automotive technician." John Mader, Former Student

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