FWCS Career Academy Automotive

AUTOMOTIVE

Our industry-approved curriculum and relationships with local dealerships and repair shops will give you the skills and experience you need to enter the fast-growing and increasingly technical automotive industry.

Location

All programs are held at the Automotive Building at 1219 South Lafayette Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

 

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Interested in the Automotive Technology program? Schedule an appointment to speak with your guidance counselor.

 

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • Automotive services
  • Collision repair

* Please note: Each of the above programs meets Next Level Programs of Study requirements. Although each program is one year long, there is an opportunity for a second year with a capstone course within each program. 

 

COLLEGE CREDIT & CERTIFICATIONS

Students have the opportunity to earn college credits through Ivy Tech and industry certifications like Safety and Pollution Prevention and several ASE certifications.  

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Collision Repair

Learn how to repair, straighten, and paint vehicles through hands-on lab work.  Students will also work with plastic body panels and new paint technologies.  There will be opportunities to learn and do custom paint and body work. 

Automotive Services

Learn about engine performance and diagnostics.  Mainly how to maintain and repair electronics, computer systems, and other issues within cars and trucks. Students will also be taught the technical, mechanical, and analytical skills needed to troubleshoot braking, steering, and suspension problems.  

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Automotive body repairer
  • Automotive Master Mechanic
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Insurance Adjuster and Examiners
  • Auto Insurance Appraiser

 

 

STUDENT PICTURES

Automotive Classes

Students learning Automotive

Mechanics and Automotive