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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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Advanced Training Institute

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The Automotive Tech program at ATI offers a comprehensive, focused education from an accredited school. ATI’s Auto Tech program teaches the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to begin an entry-level career in the automobile service industry.

Truckee Meadows Community College

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The transportation technologies programs train repair technicians to meet standards established by nationally recognized industry groups. In northern Nevada the demand for skilled technicians continues to be strong for the foreseeable future.

Western Nevada College

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Our program offers students an opportunity to acquire the necessary skills and technical theory for successful careers in the automotive industry. Individuals already employed in the automotive mechanics field will be able to upgrade their knowledge.

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