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Automotive Mechanics Technology

Automotive Mechanics Technology

This program prepares the student for employment as a general mechanic in a service station or auto dealer’s shop, or as a specialty mechanic or a specialist on engine tune‑ups or electrical systems.

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Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Identify and demonstrate proper work readiness skills and respect for cultural differences.
  • Apply safety measures at all times.
  • Maintain proper use of shop tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate access and use of online repair manuals.
  • Diagnose and repair typical problems encountered by owners of vehicles.
  • Perform routine maintenance functions on vehicles.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Proficiency levels in reading, writing and/or mathematics are required to register for some or all of the Program courses:
Mathematics Math 22 or QM 120T
Reading Eng 21 or ESL 21

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Hawai‘i CC are an integral part of the local community and reflect its day-to-day life. Close cooperation among the faculty, employers, and employees in the community is maintained. One of the most effective formal means of providing for this type of cooperation is the Program Advisory Council. These groups advise their respective programs of training needs and new developments in the field. Councils include employers, alumni, and others knowledgeable about the field.

Automotive Mechanics Program Advisory Council:

  • Wesley Ferreira, Senior Sales/Marketing Executive, Automotive Supply Center
  • Thomas Haraguchi, Retired Service Manager
  • Joseph Hawk, General Manager, Kamaaina Nissan
  • Kent Inouye, Owner/Manager, Bayside Chevron Services
  • Louis Perreira, III, Owner, Louie’s Auto Repair
  • Jeffrey Quebral, Owner/Manager, Island Performance & Offroad