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Training Critical for Entry-Level Auto Technicians

WyoTech Auto Technology TrainingMany car enthusiasts learn the basics of automobile maintenance and repair in their own garages. Working with their fathers, uncles, older brothers or friends, would-be mechanics can learn quite a bit about auto mechanics simply by “tinkering under the hood.”

But when it comes to preparing for a career as a professional auto technician or mechanic, formal post-secondary education is a must, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In its Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, the BLS states, “Most employers regard the successful completion of a vocational training program in automotive service technology as the best preparation for trainee positions. High school programs, while an asset, vary greatly in scope. Graduates of these programs may need further training to become qualified.”

The BLS continues, “Job opportunities are expected to be very good for those who complete post-secondary automotive training programs and who earn Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. Some employers report difficulty in finding workers with the right skills. People with good diagnostic and problem-solving abilities, training in electronics and computer skills are expected to have the best opportunities. Those without formal automotive training are likely to face competition for entry-level jobs.“ [1]

WyoTech in Fremont Offers Applied Automotive Technology Education

Since 1962, WyoTech in Fremont, Calif., has been offering automotive technology training programs to help students qualify for entry-level positions in automobile repair facilities, dealerships, auto customizing shops and similar venues. The school’s instructors, mostly former auto industry professionals, stay abreast of the latest techniques so graduates are immediately ready to work on the latest vehicle models. Fremont’s eight-acre campus includes 120,000 square feet of modern workshop space where students receive expert hands-on education on a wide variety of car types, classic and modern, foreign and domestic.

WyoTech’s Applied Automotive Technology program covers a wide variety of relevant topics, including:

  • Steering, Suspension and Computerized 4-Wheel Alignment
  • Hydraulic and Anti-Lock Braking Systems
  • Engine Principles, Service and Repair
  • Manual Transmissions and Powertrains
  • Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
  • Chassis Electrical and Accessories
  • Engine Performance Systems
  • Fuel Management Systems
  • Computerized Engine Controls
  • Emissions Diagnostics

A 14-Month Program

Applied Automotive Technology at WyoTech in Fremont is an intense 14-month program designed to get students the education and experience they need and then into the workforce as quickly as possible. The school’s Career Service department is available to help program graduates get work in their chosen specialty with services that range from resume preparation to interview coaching to helping identify and contact local employers.

Financial aid is available for those who quality. In addition, WyoTech’s Fremont campus now accepts credit units from students who have successfully completed course work from Despark Auto Academy (www.desparkauto.edu.my ) campuses in Malaysia.

Contact WyoTech in Fremont Today

For more information on how you can prepare for a career as a professional automobile technician, contact WyoTech in Fremont today!

[1] BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook 2001-11 Edition, Published May 17, 2010   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos181htm.

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