Automotive Technology

About the Program

Auto Technology students learn to maintain and repair cars, trucks and internal combustion engines. Major units of instruction are diagnosis of engine trouble, fuel systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, transmissions, front axles, steering gear, rear axles, and differential and universal joints.

Related instruction includes safety, electrical circuitry, shop housekeeping, customer relations, and filling out job applications.
Available shop equipment includes dynamometers, electronic engine analyzers, air conditioning testing and charging equipment, alignment machine, lubrication equipment, engine hoists, special purpose hand and power tools, and computer testing equipment.

Length of Program: 2 years

Partnerships: Sinclair Community College, University of Northwestern Ohio, Washington State College

Career Pathways: Automotive Parts Sales Clerk, Mechanic Apprentice, Small Engine Repair Technician, Tire Service and Repair Technician

Early Placement

If you have maintained an acceptable GPA and attendance record during your junior year, you may qualify for an early-placement work option during your senior year.

Placed in a job through this program, you will have the chance to practice the skills you have learned during your first year of study. Depending on your ability and interest, you might work in an area automotive service shop or dealership. This work experience will compose a large part of your final lab grade. Not only will you receive program credit, but you will also have the opportunity to build employability skills, garner trust and a positive work reference from your employer.

Further Education

Should you wish to further your education as many Career Center graduates do, you will find that the time you invested in the Automotive Technology program may earn you pre-approved college credit.

Because completers have studied under the eight primary automotive service disciplines included in ASE certification, three area technical colleges will honor this study by awarding you college credit. This makes the cost of attaining the ASE certification more affordable. Some employers will even pay for their employees to attain this certification!

Colleges which participate (articulate) with the Coshocton County Career Center for this pre-approved credit include Sinclair Community College, University of Northwestern Ohio, and Washington State College.


 As a student in the program, you will also have the chance to join and participate in SkillsUSA – the student association for several career-technical programs at the Career Center. This involvement will give you an opportunity to improve your leadership and interpersonal skills and to compete in local, regional, state and national skills contests.

Alumni Update

"Attending the Career Center really helped me figure out what I wanted to do in life. I always liked working on cars, but the skills I learned at the JVS were so good, I was able to get a great job right out of high school.”

- Darren Jacobs, 2001 Auto Tech Program Completer, Technician, Decosky Ford, Coshocton, Ohio

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23640 AIRPORT ROAD, COSHOCTON, OH 43812-9599


The Coshocton County Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Matt Colvin, Superintendent, 23640 Airport Road, Coshocton, OH  43812
740/622-0211, ext. 1104

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Mr Large

Mr. Large
Auto Technology Instructor

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