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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.


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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Training Facilities

Atlantic Technical College

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The Automotive Service Technology program is certified as a Master Training Program by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) meeting national training standards in eight Automotive Service Excellence areas of certification.

Bradford-Union Technical Center

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Pursue a career you can feel passionate about by enrolling in our Automotive Technician program. This UEI College program covers basic through advanced automotive techniques, preparing you for an entry-level career in the automotive industry.

Brevard Adult Community Education

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Students learn to diagnose malfunctions, repair, adjust, or replace parts of the automobile, restoring it to the conditions and specification recommended by the manufacturer. These services range from basic automotive maintenance to the latest computer controlled units.

Brewster Technical College

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Analyze, repair and maintain automobiles and automotive products to manufacturer’s specifications.

Broward College

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At Broward College, your academic and automotive classes are combined into one comprehensive, affordable program. Plus, if selected, you can start earning an income—while still in school—working at a real dealership!

Charlotte Technical College

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The purpose of this Automotive Service Technician program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the automotive industry.

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