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Achieving the highest level of technical expertise is a process; there are no shortcuts. While formal training programs can be important, on-the-job experience and a general mechanical interest and ability are critical. Most dealerships use some form of a tiered system as outlined below:

D-Level Tech

Entry-level, requiring little or no prior knowledge, skill or experience.

Tasks may include changing oil, rotating tires, lube work and other basic maintenance.

As an “apprentice,” will be paired with an A- or B-level technician for training and guidance.

You will learn the processes of that shop, including workflow and have opportunities to learn skills that will prepare you for the next levels.

C-Level Tech

Performs general maintenance and most repairs. Is in the process of completing training and certifications.

B-Level Tech

Has mastered most vehicle systems and is able to accurately diagnose and repair them.

Begins to train and mentor C- and D-level techs.

A-Level Tech

Has mastered all vehicle systems and has supervisory, leadership, mentoring and communication skills or potential.

An ability to work well with customers is essential.

May specialize in a certain system, such as transmissions.

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Local dealerships employ more than 319,000 service technicians nationwide, who make an average of $61,067 plus benefits. Learn about automotive training programs near you.

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Ivy Tech Community College

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The GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) is a two year, cooperative educational training program which combines state of the art GM specific classroom training with hands-on, paid real world experience in GM Dealerships and/or ACDelco service centers.

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast

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The Automotive program, with the support of industry partners, is designed to be interactive and relevant to current and future industry demands.

Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo

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The Automotive program, with the support of industry partners, is designed to be interactive and relevant to current and future industry demands.

Ivy Tech Community College-Terre Haute

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The Automotive program, with the support of industry partners, is designed to be interactive and relevant to current and future industry demands.

Ivy Technical Community College-Evansville

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The Automotive program, with the support of industry partners, is designed to be interactive and relevant to current and future industry demands.

Lincoln College of Technology

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Lincoln Tech’s Indianapolis campus provides hands-on training in automotive and skilled trade professions. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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