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  • About the Program
    In Auto Service Technology, the students receive theory and hands-on training in automotive repair in order to prepare for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification testing. The state competency list is used as a guide and ASE test prep materials are utilized. The state competency list is given to the student at the beginning of the school year to be kept in their classroom binder. The student is involved in Skills USA (VICA) where they learn professionalism and leadership skills. Throughout the year, students go through safety training and complete  Professional Development Training. Students also prepare for Automotive Youth Education System (AYES) summer internship (subject to availability). Automotive technicians must have:thorough knowledge of automotive systems, good computer skills, excellent communication skills, above average mechanical aptitude, good reasoning ability, and the ability to read and follow instructions.
  • Instructor

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    Steven Hoback

    Started at BCAT in 2011
    Entered the field in 1978
    ASE Master Automobile Technician
    ASE Undercar Specialist
    ASE Maintenance and Light Repair Technician
    ASE Advanced Level Specialist and Virginia State Inspection

  • Career Pathways

    Auto Technician

    Aircraft Mechanic

    Electrical Technician

    Service Writer / Manager

    Diesel Technician

    Industry Representative

    Diesel Engine Specialist

    Industrial Technician

  • Frequenty Asked Questions from Applicants

    How many years is the program?

    3 years

    What certifications can I earn?


    How many spots are in the program?

    20 first year spots, sometimes a few more.

    What do I need for the class?

    Clothes you can get dirty, work boots are preferred.

    How much does it cost?

    We encourage students to buy an Auto Services shirt from the program.