Automotive Technology

Instructor: Terry Ervin

Terry Ervin

Automotive Technician

Is someone who inspects, performs diagnostics and repairs automobiles and light trucks. Students have an opportunity to gain knowledge and develop technical skills in all aspects of the Industry.


  • Junior or Senior in Barbour, Lewis or Upshur Counties or High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Submit an Application

  • Interview with Instructor


The program consists of 1080 Clock Hours and may be completed as follows:

Full-time—1 year

Part-time—2 years

Certifications Available

  • Hours toward ASE (Auto Service Excellence) Certification

  • OSHA 10

Automotive Students


Fundamentals of Automotive Technology

  • Career Opportunities and Practices

  • Basic Safety

  • Tools and Equipment

  • Measuring Tools and Equipment

  • Automotive Specifications

  • Electrical System Basics

  • Battery Service

  • Wheel and Tire Service

  • Cooling and Lubrication Systems

  • Student Organizations

Brake Systems

  • Diagnosis & Repair of Hydraulic Systems

  • Diagnosis & Repair of Drum Brakes

  • Diagnosis & Repair of Disk Brakes & Power

    Assist Systems

  • Anti-lock Brake Systems

  • Environmental Practices


  • Electrical/Electronics Systems

  • Manual/Automatic Drive Trains

  • Engine Performance

  • Heating & Air conditioning

Basic Engine Concepts

  • General Engines

  • Diagnosis of Cylinder Head & Valve Train

  • Diagnosis & Repair of Engine Block

  • Diagnosis & Repair of Lubrication & Cooling


Suspension and Steering Diagnoses

  • Diagnose & Repair of Steering Systems

  • Diagnosis & Repair of Front Suspension Systems

  • Diagnosis & Repair of Rear Suspension Systems

  • Diagnosis & Adjust Wheel Alignment


We are members of SkillsUSA



SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.


SkillsUSA produces the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.

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