Automotive Technology

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Hybrids, electric engines, satellite navigation…the automotive profession is changing rapidly – the average car has six to thirty-six computers managing everything from traction control to the anti-lock braking system (ABS). Today’s auto technicians are high-tech master diagnosticians facing components and repairs unheard of a generation ago. In this program, you will learn the skills needed to diagnose, repair and maintain all types of automobiles, trucks and SUVs.

The Automotive Technology program integrates hands-on training with academic studies allowing you to get a head start on your college education. Successful graduates of this program may earn credit from Cuyahoga Community College as well as ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. In addition, students who excel in the Automotive Technology program may obtain a paid internship during the summer of their junior year in an auto dealership through the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) program.


High School Credit Junior Year
Automotive Technology: 3.0, Technology: .5
Potential College Semester Hour Credit
Cuyahoga Community College:
University of Northwestern Ohio:

CTAG qualified credit

Program Resources

Course of Study/Syllabus

Course of Study/Syllabus- Tech Prep

Sample Assignments

Current Program Fees:

Junior: $ 195.00

Senior: $ 115.00

Automotive - Yorko

Teacher: Dave Yorko
Teaching Certificate, Kent State University
Certifications: ASE Master Technician, Advanced Level Specialist
Years at Polaris: 14
Industry Experience: 16 years employed as automotive technician for Goodyear Auto Service; technician trainer for Polaris Career Center; member of Automotive Technicians Association; NATEF Certified Instructor
Interests/Hobbies: Firefighter/EMT-B for Litchfield Twp. Enjoy outdoor activities, jet skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking. I also raise animals with my wife.

Automotive - Yuravak

Teacher: Bob Yuravak
Certifications: ASE Master Certified
Years at Polaris: 31
Industry Experience:
Engine machine shop parts department dealership after market
Interests/Hobbies: Drag racing, hunting

Check out this quick one minute Automotive Technology promotional video


  • Engine repair
  • Engine performance
  • Brake systems including ABS
  • Electrical systems
  • Heating & air conditioning
  • Steering, suspension, and alignment systems
  • Shop management
  • General Service
  • Computerized engine controls


  • Modern diagnostic equipment
  • Tire equipment
  • All types of electronic test equipment
  • Laser alignment machine
  • Brake equipment
  • Computers and software

Career Options

  • Independent service garage technician
  • Auto dealership service department team member (i.e. service writer)
  • Specialty shop employee
  • Department store auto service center technician
  • Tire center employee
  • Local and state highway service garage mechanic
  • Auto parts store employee
  • Service center apprentice

Future Opportunities with Further Education

  • Master certified automotive technician
  • Automotive service manager
  • Automotive parts manager
  • New car center manager
  • Shop owner