Entry-Level Automotive Technician Program

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Sauk Valley Community College and Whiteside Area Career Center are partnering to offer a seven-week Automotive Basics Program. The program will be four weeks of instruction and hands-on learning, a two-week externship (minimum of 40 hours), and three days of review and ASE test preparation. Students will gain an entry level understanding in suspension and steering, brakes, exhaust systems, and routine maintenance and servicing of vehicle systems. Minimal automotive knowledge or experience is needed to be successful in this program. The program will provide students with a solid foundation and skills to enter the automotive industry. Dedicated students will receive a tool kit and tool box before they start their externship (worth up to $500). Students must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.

Call 815.835.6212 for more information and to register. Space is limited to 10 students.
Cost: $500

Classroom Instruction / Hands-on Learning
Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 24; 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor-Bill Hare

40-hour Externship
Monday, June 27 – Saturday, July 9; TBD
Location TBD

Review & ASE Test Prep:
Monday, July 11 – Wednesday, July 13; 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor-Bill Hare