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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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Baton Rouge Community College

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The purpose of the Automotive Technology Program and Diesel Heavy Truck Technology Program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles and medium/heavy trucks at the entry level.

Carville Job Corps Center

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Test vehicle systems and parts, identify mechanical problems, perform basic maintenance, repair and replace parts, and interact with clients.

Delgado Community College-City Park Campus

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Our Motor Vehicle Technology program combines classroom lecture with intensive hands on training in our technologically advanced motor vehicle labs.

Delgado Community College-Jefferson Campus

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Our Motor Vehicle Technology program combines classroom lecture with intensive hands on training in our technologically advanced motor vehicle labs.

Louisiana Delta Community College

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The mission of the Technical Diploma in Automotive Technology offer training and practical experience to qualified applicants interested in preparing for careers in the field of Automotive Technology, and to provide entry level technicians for the automotive industry.

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