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auto technology
Auto Technology introduces students to high-tech skills required to inspect, maintain and repair cars and light trucks that have gasoline engines. Technicians must be able to use computerized equipment and work with electronic components while maintaining their skills with traditional hand tools. Automotive Technicians should be mechanically inclined and have strong communication and analytical skills. Students in this program need good reading, math, and computer skills to stay current with new technology.
 Students will learn to 
  • Diagnose, maintain, and repair a wide range of vehicles
  • Use sophisticated diagnostic and repair equipment to troubleshoot complex automotive systems
  • Use problem-solving skills while working on today's computerized vehicles and advanced systems


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Potential Careers
  • Brake Specialist
  • Suspension & Alignment Technician
  • Engine Builder
  • Retail Service Technician
  • Electrical/Electronic Specialist
  • Parts Manager
Industry Certifications
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification - Automobile (10 Categories)
Career Technical Student Organization 
College Credit Options
Vantage Career Center has partnered with Northwest State Community College to offer courses both online and in our building. These are part of College Credit Plus. Students can also opt to attend local campuses to meet academic requirements. Contact Student Services for more information.  
Career Pathways
A Career Pathway is a collective look at education and training, wage and outlook information for related occupations.  The Vantage Auto Technology program can be part of the Career Pathways listed below. Whether a student is interested in going to college, getting a certificate or working right after high school, career pathways can be customized for any ambition or plan.  
These career pathways were developed around Ohio’s in-demand occupations, according to the July 2015 In-Demand Occupations. Secondary and post-secondary courses reflect career-tech programs approved by the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Board of Regents. For additional career planning resources, visit
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Contact Us
Please contact any of the individuals listed below to get more information about the program. 
Larry Davis
Larry Davis
Auto Technology
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2156
Ted Verhoff
Ted Verhoff
Career Tech Supervisor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2161
Tonya Temple
Tonya Temple
Student Services Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2160
vantage career center
Address: 818 N Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891  |  Phone: (419) 238-5411
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