Automotive Technology


Students will study design, theory and operations of gasoline engines, chassis, powertrains, brakes, and computerized ignition and fuel injection systems. Hands-on experience, along with “live” customer work on late model vehicles, enhances further student understanding and comprehension of necessary technical skills. Students will use state of the art tools and equipment in a modern, well-equipped shop area. This is an AYES and NATEF program. 

Sessions Offered: 8:00-10:30AM / 12:00-2:30PM

Length of Program: 1-2 years

Equivalency Credits: N/A

College Credits: Up to 70 College Credits

Certifications/Licensures: Student ASE Certificate, First Aid/CPR



Each year new job openings allow students to secure high paying careers in the automotive industry. Employment opportunities are available in Auto Parts Sales, Service Writer, Diagnostics Technician, Tune-up Technician, Line Technician and Brake Specialist as well as Diesel Technician, and Machine Shops Specialists.

Career Opportunities: Technician, Shop Owner


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Program Instructors

John Arnold
John Arnold

Auto Tech

John Arnold
John Arnold

Auto Tech

(509) 573-5541

John is a full time vocationally certified teacher that has been with the skill center since 1995, and is also a product of our own Yakima career and technical education system. He graduated from Wyoming Technical Institute and worked for Volkswagon and Chevrolet dealerships. He is NATEF/ASE certified in five categories.

George Mason
George Mason

Auto Tech

George Mason
George Mason

Auto Tech

(509) 573-5542

A former YV -TECH graduate, George Mason earned his AAS Degree in automotive technology and Service Management from Wyoming Technical Institute. George has worked as a line Technician at various local dealerships, and in independent repair facilities and continues to consult for local shops.

  • ASE Ll advanced engine performance specialist certified
  • Licensed A/C Service Technician from ASE/ Macs
  • Washington State Certified CTE Instructor

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