• The Automotive Technician program at Berrien Career Center is a NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) program which provides instruction in basic automotive service and repair. The State of Michigan requires all auto technicians to be certified in areas in which they are employed. BCC covers light vehicle general service technician training which includes,safety and shop equipment and tools, shop operations, engine tune up and performance, suspension and steering, automotive brakes and automotive electrical. auto
    We offer a mix of instruction along with hands on experience designed to prepare the student for ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) testing. The successful student must be ready to meet the demands of advanced technical training or an entry level position in the automotive repair industry.

     
    Skills for Success
     • Willing to work in a dusty/
    dirty environment
    • Willing to work in a
    confined area
    • Willing to work indoors or
    outdoors
    • Willing to handle chemicals
    • Able to follow directions
    • Able to work with others
    • Willing to work
    independently
    • Willing to take constructive
    criticism
    • Good attendance with
    positive attitude

     
    Related Profession
     
    Automotive technician
    Heavy diesel technician
    Auto body technician
    Tire and lube technician
    Aviation technician
    Power sports technician
    Auto parts industry
    Academic Skills
     
    • Add and subtract fractions
    • Read and write at a 9th grade level
    • Calculate area and volume
    • Basic geometry skills
    • Read a ruler
    • Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers
    • Basic computer skills
     
    Possible Certification Areas
    Engine Performance • Electrical • Steering/Suspension • Brakes
     
    Crosswalk Credit:
    Welding Fabrication will crosswalk with English 11 or 12, Math 12,
    and a Social Studies Credit.