Nathaniel traded a dirty, dusty job
cleaning seed in an agricultural processing plant for the Automotive Service Technician program at GPRC. Now he works at Adventure Automotive in Fairview, and spends his weekends adventuring with his growing family.
Automotive service technicians adjust, test and repair engines, steering systems, braking systems, drive trains, vehicle suspensions, electrical systems and air-conditioning systems, and do wheel alignments. In large shops, they sometimes specialize in repairing, rebuilding and servicing specific parts (e.g., transmissions, engines, electrical components, etc.). In smaller shops, automotive service technicians may work on a wider variety of repair jobs.
Ideal for people who...
- Have a mechanical aptitude and interest
- Enjoy emerging technology
- Have a working knowledge of electricity, electronics, and computers
- Take pride in solving problems
Potential career paths include:
- Automotive mechanic
- Automotive instructor
- Service Managers