The Automotive Technology curriculum follows the guidelines established by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The curriculum follows the safety requirements, areas of focus, time frames and recognized task list designed by the above two agencies.
Automotive technology careers are available with many titles, but job duties typically include diagnosing and repairing the mechanical systems of automobiles, diesel trucks and other vehicles. Prospective automotive technicians might complete a certificate or degree in automotive technology from a community college or vocational school. Most employers prefer to hire automotive technicians who hold or can qualify for professional certifications.