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ADVANCED AUTO DIESEL/ COLLISION

AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE REPAIR

Maintain service operations by inspecting, maintaining, diagnosing, and repairing both electric and internal combustion engine vehicles.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Advanced Auto Diesel/ Collision are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Damage analysis and estimating
  • Structural analysis and damage repair
  • Non-structural analysis and damage
  • Mechanical components and electrical/electronics
  • Plastics and adhesives
  • Repair and refinish
  • Hydraulics
  • Gasoline engines
  • Diesel engines
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Diesel hydraulic hybrid vehicles
  • Ultra-green clean diesel technology
  • Drivetrains
  • Brakes
  • Suspension and steering
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning inspection
  • Automotive service technology and parts

Career Options

Program graduates go on to work in a wide variety of areas in the auto industry, depending on what they choose to specialize in. These can include auto repair self-employment, car dealerships, auto manufacturing, and automotive repair shops.

Requirements

Before entering the Advanced Auto Diesel/ Collision program, students must:

  • Complete one of Job Corps' basic Automotive & Machine Repair career technical training programs.
  • Be at least 17½ years old.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a valid driver’s license or no barriers to receiving a license while enrolled.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Automotive and Machine Repair training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as

  • the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
  • the United Automobile Workers (UAW).

Credentials such as these prepare students for work in original equipment manufacturing (OEM) dealerships and aftermarket automotive machine shops.

Advanced Auto Diesel/ Collision Numbers to Know

$49K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Ability to multitask
Attention to detail
Communication skills
Dependability
Integrity
Physical dexterity