Automotive Technology II
This course is a continuation of Automotive Technology I. Students will receive introductory instruction into automotive green technologies and hybrids. Leadership and competition opportunities will be continued through SkillsUSA.
There are 3 stages of being an auto technician. The median expected salary for a typical auto technician 1 in the United States is $33,751 a year. Having this job title entails performing maintenance and repairs on automobiles, removing, installing, diagnosing, repairing and assembling parts and engines. This requires a high school diploma and at least 2 years of experience in the field. The median expected salary for an auto technician 2 in the United States is $43,083 each year. The job of an auto technician 2 is similar to the job of an automotive technician 1. It also requires a high school diploma and 2 to 5 years of experience in the field. They should also be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures relating to this field. They usually work under the general supervision of a supervisor or a manager. The median annual salary of an auto technician 3 in the United States is $50,974. His or her task is to lead and direct the work of others. An auto technician 3 requires at least 4 years of experience in the field and performs a variety of complicated tasks. He or she reports to a supervisor or manager and is required to have a wide degree of creativity and latitude.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the job growth rate for auto mechanics will be 17 percent between 2010 and 2020, slightly higher than the projected average for all occupations. Most job opportunities will be for automobile dealers and independent garages. While those who have formal postsecondary training should have good prospects for finding employment, those without postsecondary training will find themselves competing for entry-level positions within the industry.
Skills USA Organization
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.