BASIC AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS MASTERING INDUSTRY TECHNICAL SKILLS UNDER THE HOOD In less than a year, you could be a trained automotive technician.5 It all starts with completing a core program. These foundational courses build your base knowledge from the ground up, teaching you how to diagnose, maintain and repair domestic and foreign vehicles like a true automotive professional. From here, you can move on to Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training courses. VEHICLE ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY In our electronic technology classes, you'll learn the basics of how electricity functions within a vehicle. Use tools like multimeters, oscilloscopes and handheld scanners to read and diagnose the various electrical components in a vehicle. SUSPENSION SYSTEMS You'll work with front and rear wheel alignments to understand how the suspension parts all need to work together to allow a vehicle to travel straight on the road and the tires to wear normally. Struts, ball joints, tie rod ends, rack and pinion, and steering gear boxes are just a few of the components that will be covered. DIAGNOSTICS & DRIVABILITY Vehicle diagnostic knowledge is a must for any entry-level technician. Use computer-aided systems and scan tools to perform data retrieval and diagnose drivability issues. In the lab, you'll use real-world scenarios to learn the correct procedures for realizing on-board diagnostic problems in today's vehicles. POWER & PERFORMANCE This is where you'll put all of your training to the test! Install performance parts and make tuning adjustments on a high-performance engine to understand how the right combination of parts and tuning helps to maximize engine performance and drivability. Major equipment you'll use include chassis dynamometers, T-bucket style roadsters and computers. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY Learn how the engine, powertrain and electrical systems of a hybrid differ from electrical systems and transmissions found in a regular gas-powered vehicle.