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If you want knowledge and experience in the challenging field of automotive service and repair, this program is for you.

If you want knowledge and experience in the challenging field of automotive service and repair, this program is for you.

In this Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nationally certified program, students learn mechanical service repair and diagnostics on cars and light trucks. Practical experience is gained in the areas of engine service and repair, brakes, electrical, steering, and suspension systems and engine performance.

Career Technical Skills

  • Testing and diagnostic checks of computer and electrical systems

  • Repair standard and power brake systems

  • Front wheel and four-wheel alignment

  • Steering and suspension systems operation and repair

  • Preventative maintenance

  • Brake operation and repair

  • Engine repair

  • Fuel systems operation and repair

  • Engine performance

  • Testing equipment operation

  • Research and use of service data from computer terminals

Industry Recognized credentials


  • Brakes

  • Steering/Suspension

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems

  • Engine Performance

  • Service Technology

  • Maintenance & Light Repair

  • Extensive SP2 Training & Certifications

  • Valvoline Oil Training

Possible future

  • Automotive Technicians

  • Service Writers

  • Service Managers

  • Specialty Shop Technicians

  • Shop Owners

  • Parts Counter Associates

Other Automotive Technology Program Details


PLCC Automotive Technology is a full time program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to visit and apply during the sophomore year.  Class size is limited to 20 students.

Scope, Sequence, & Curriculum

The Scope, Sequence, and Curriculum document is updated annually with input and ultimate approval from the program’s Advisory Committee of industry professionals.  This document contains detailed information about all that the program has to offer its students including the program goals, program alignment with state curriculum standards, a detailed description of each course taught within the program, program grading scale, industry credentials, and college credit opportunities specific to the program, and the program teacher’s own notes and input.

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Program Fees


College Credit Potential

All programs at PLCC have the potential for either direct articulated credits at select colleges and/or universities or are able to acquire college credits through career technical assurance guides (CTAGs) in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

On The Job Training

During the senior year, students who have met the requirements and have received a recommendation by their program instructor, have the opportunity to go on School-to-Work Job Placement.  We work with our students and local employers to place them in a job that is related to their program of study, giving them real-life experience while simultaneously earning school credit.


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We take pride in our facility and welcome the opportunity to show it off!  You would never buy a car without looking at it first.  Choosing the place to give you a head start on a successful path in life should be no different.  We invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus.  We’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed!

If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.