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Automotive Technology

Skills Required for Success in the Automotive Technology Trade

  • Ability to use changing technology.
  • Ability to read and follow directions.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work alone or with people in a team.
  • Must be considerate, honest, and dependable.

Future Career Opportunities in Auto Technology

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Engine Performance Specialist
  • Recreational Vehicle Mechanic
  • Brake Specialist
  • Heating and AC Specialist
  • Chassis and Suspension Specialist
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Specialist


FCTS, as the regional vocational high school of Franklin County, does so much more than teach in a lab classroom and simulation environment. Trade programs have large shops filled with the same tools and technologies used by those men and women working in the trades. As a true extension of the classroom, authentic automotive projects are critically important to the learning environment.

Occasional projects from municipal and non-profit groups offer hands-on learning to the students. Real-world projects truly provide the students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned. Our students thrive on authentic work!  Requests for FCTS business work must provide educational value to the students and must align with the curriculum. Please submit your request using the "Work Request" form found in the "Community" section of this website.

Coop Opportunities

Cooperative education work placement offers students an additional learning dimension to their educational experience and is designed to expand their knowledge and skills through a workplace experience in the business community. This supervised, instructional experience is directly related to their career and vocational-technical program, and carries school credit. Students are evaluated by their employer and the CTE coordinators, using a work-based learning plan with clear learning goals with the vocational-technical teachers, the employer, and the student.