Program Overview

Our Automotive Technology Program is certified by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence). ASE facilitates the certification of technicians, career centers and universities all across the nation. Students who are excited about cars will explore two content areas each year that they attend the KCTC.

Program Content

Our team teaches the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) standards as approved by the ASE Education Foundation. Although we are teaching the eight areas of automotive repair, we will focus on these two areas over a two-year period: Brakes and Electrical. These two areas will be taught to the master level. 

  • Brakes: Future technicians will fabricate brake lines, machine rotors, bleed brakes, check and diagnose issues with the ABS system, diagnose poor stopping, service disc and drum brake systems.
  • Electrical: Future technicians will be introduced to electrical theory and will perform tasks related to the modern electronic systems found in today’s vehicles. The ability to read and decipher wiring diagrams and understand voltage drop, as well as current and voltage relationships will be covered.

Program Highlights

  • Use the latest technology and tools to diagnose and repair cars
  • Work on a wide variety of donated vehicles
  • Prepare for college and industry training
  • Earn State of Michigan and ASE certifications
  • Earn college credit at Ferris State University
  • Earn college articulation to GRCC
  • Two-year students will specialize in two areas: Brakes and Electrical.


  • State Mechanics Certification
  • ASE Student G1
  • SP2 Safety Certification
  • Valvoline Certification
  • AC Delco Certification