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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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Automotive Training Center at Warminster

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Breaking out in today’s automotive industry demands mechanical know-how and experience. Who better to learn from than professionals who’ve already earned their stripes out in the field?

Bedford County Technical Center

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The Automotive Technology program provides students with theory and hands-on experience using the latest training and diagnostic equipment to learn trouble shooting and repair of all modern vehicles.

Berks Career and Technology Center, East Campus

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Students are prepared to enter the auto body and collision industry as entry level technicians. Management, service and business ownership are career paths that many graduates successfully pursue.

Berks Career and Technology Center, West Campus

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Students are prepared to enter the auto body and collision industry as entry level technicians. Management, service and business ownership are career paths that many graduates successfully pursue.

Community College of Allegheny County

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As part of our comprehensive automotive program you can be trained broadly across vehicle manufacturers or you can choose to specialize in one of our three domestic manufacturer programs in conjunction with either General Motors, Ford or Chrysler.

Community College of Philadelphia

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Our Automotive Technology – Automotive Service Technology option program prepares you to become an automotive technician and get people’s vehicles back on the road.

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