Technological advancements in all transportation has increased the need for knowledgeable Technicians. Due to this need, hiring organizations are looking for people who have attended a vocational training program. MCTI offers a certified program for those considering this career path.
It may be tempting to tinker with your car on your own when it breaks down, but for most people, the only solution is to bring it in to an automotive service technician or mechanic. These technicians troubleshoot automobile problems. They inspect vehicles like a detective seeking clues… and replace old parts with the precision of a surgeon. While they use computers to diagnose some issues… inspecting parts and systems as they run through a long checklist…is typical. Mechanics also have a knack for translating car jargon for car owners who need advice on repair decisions. Service technicians work with a variety of tools and grease-covered auto parts… sometimes in uncomfortable positions. Standing all day, lifting heavy objects…. work for mechanics is physically demanding; they must take steps to prevent injuries. Mechanics work in car dealerships, auto repair shops, or may opt for self-employment. It is common for them to work on weekends, holidays, and to put in overtime. Employers prefer to hire technicians who have completed a vocational or post-secondary education program in automotive service technology, and they may also want you to earn industry certification later. It’s just the first step to a career where you can let your passion… drive you.
If becoming an automotive technician or mechanic seems interesting to you check out MCTI’s Automotive Technology program. In MCTI’s Automotive Technology program students are prepared to apply technical knowledge and skills to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles and light trucks. This Program includes instruction in the diagnosis and testing, including computer analysis, of malfunctions in and repair of engines, fuel, electrical, cooling and brake systems and drivetrain and suspension systems. Instruction is also given in the adjustment and repair of individual components and systems such as cooling systems, drive trains, fuel system components and air conditioning and includes the use of technical repair information and the state inspection procedures. The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.
This Program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and is designed for students who would like to work in the automotive service industry. Automotive technicians need knowledge of electronics, emission control, electricity, mechanics, and hydraulics.
The need for skilled technicians is rapidly increasing. Expanded use of electronics, new government requirements on safety and pollution control, and more extensive warranties on new vehicles require the work of highly skilled technicians and diagnosticians.
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