Automotive Technology & Service

The Automotive Technology & Service Program prepares students to pursue careers in the automotive industry, including: automotive service technician, automotive parts sales rep, emissions/vehicle inspector, diesel automotive technician, light/heavy equipment technician, automotive engineer, and more!

  • Learn about the skills necessary to be proficient as an entry level technician in the automotive industry.
  • Develop work ethics, critical thinking, and knowledge in the following areas of automotive inspection and maintenance:
    • Basic engine design, construction, and operation
    • Fuel injection systems
    • Emission control systems
    • Ignition systems
    • On-board computer control systems and control strategies
    • Battery, starting, and charging systems
    • Engine cooling
    • Basic electrical theory
    • Use of hand-held volt/ohm/amp meters and computer scanners
    • Disc and drum brake systems and repair
    • Steering Suspension systems
    • Tire/wheel design and technology
    • Tire-changing and tire/wheel-balancing
  • Practice skills in the FRCC automotive shop. Work on your own car!
  • Interact with industry professionals. Find out what gets you hired!
  • Practice professional workplace and employment skills throughout the year.

This program could be right for you if you have:

  • History of good attendance
  • History of turning in assignments
  • Willingness to seek help
  • Good communication with instructor and classmates
  • Willingness to participate in all assignments and activities

High School Credit

Coursework may qualify for high school academic credit and/or fulfill high school graduation requirements. See your high school counselor for more information.

College Credit (2018-2019 School Year)

Ten optional FRCC college credits are available:

  • ASE 101 – Auto Shop Orientation
  • ASE 110 – Brakes I
  • ASE 120 – Basic Automotive Electricity
  • ASE 140 – Steering & Suspension
  • ASE 130 – General Engine Diagnosis

Students who successfully complete these classes and complete certificate program admission requirements earn a General Automotive Maintenance and Repair Certificate.

Optional college credits earned through this program apply towards FRCC degrees and certificates!

Apply Credits Toward a Degree

Students who wish to continue at FRCC can apply all credits earned to the Automotive Technology A.A.S. degree. Many credits apply to a variety of shorter FRCC certificate programs, as well. Learn more about these programs.


Rusty (James) Pooler

Reno (Todd) Toffoli

Class Location

FRCC Larimer Campus

Class Times

Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Eligible Students

Juniors and Seniors


Tuition paid by school district. Students pay program fees.


Provided by school district (except field trips & internships).

Program Syllabus

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Program Video

Get Started Today

Talk to your high school counselor today for more information about the application and enrollment process!

Contact Instructors
Automotive Technology & Service

Rusty (James) Pooler

Reno (Todd) Toffoli

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