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Automotive On-Ramp: Basic Skills for General Service (Tire) Technicians

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Automotive On-Ramp: Basic Skills for General Service (Tire) Technicians is a non-credit training program aimed for participants who do not have previous automotive training. The purpose of the course  is to introduce the student to the automotive career pathway. Students are provided with the basic skills needed to be successful in a high performance automotive environment. This class presents shop practices for automotive laboratory and shop safety, identification and use of hand tools, general power equipment and maintenance of automotive shop.  The goals include providing job readiness skills needed in the automotive industry, regular application of common shop safety practices, the transfer of basic automotive service skills such as tire services and basic vehicle preventive maintenance, and the cooperative reinforcement of these skills through job-based practice. Designed for adults with limited automotive service experience. Successful graduates will be ready for employment as a general service (tire, battery, lube) technician.

Upon completion of the course, successful graduates will:
  • Explain basic features and benefits of the automotive service career pathway
  • Demonstrate and practice essential shop safety practices
  • Safely and correctly demonstrate common general service technician skills, such as: 
    • Tire dismounting and mounting
    • Tire balancing
    • Tire repair
    • Changing oil and filter
    • Basic battery testing and replacement
    • Under-hood inspections
    • Under-vehicle inspections
  • Earn an S/P2 safety and pollution prevention certificate
  • Be prepared for employment as a general service technician
Students will need to provide the following materials for the class:
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Safety glasses
  • Mechanics gloves (optional)

Class Details

10 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Thu

Berglund Automotive Facility

Michael Wray 



Please read:  Please note that class does not meet on the college campus. The class will meet at: 2711 Franklin Road, SW Roanoke, VA 24014



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
10/1/2019 - 10/31/2019 Weekly - Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Roanoke, Berglund Automotive Facility  Map Michael Wray  Lecture