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Auto Mechanics Course

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Auto Mechanics Course

Cars are becoming more sophisticated every year. As technology advances, so should our knowledge in how to care for and repair our vehicles.

Whether you are interested in pursuing an auto mechanic career, a car enthusiast, or simply want to learn more about how to make repairs on your own car, Stratford’s Auto Mechanics course is the perfect place to begin your studies. Take the first step toward learning a valuable new skill with our online mechanic course today!

Students enrolled in Stratford’s online Auto Mechanic courses can learn basic to advanced maintenance and repair techniques, including modern diagnostic and performance testing. Engines, electrical systems, emissions, brakes, lighting, steering and suspension are all covered. Learn auto mechanics on your own time and at your own pace by enrolling in Stratford's Auto Mechanic course today!

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for an automotive mechanic is $44,050.*

Introduction to Auto Mechanics
• The Auto Mechanics Trade Today and Tomorrow
• Safety First: What You Need to Know on Day One
• On Overview of Automobile Systems and Their Main Repair and Maintenance Tasks
• Important Tools and Instruments
• Practical Exercises
• Alternative Fuels and Automotive Technologies

Automotive Technology
• Careers in the Automotive Industry
• Workplace Skills
• Basic Theories and Math
• Automotive Systems
• Hand Tools and Shop Equipment
• Diagnostic Equipment and Special Tools
• Working Safely In the Shop
• Preventative Maintenance and Basic Services

• Automotive Engine Designs and Diagnosis
• Engine Disassembly and Cleaning
• Lower End Theory and Service
• Upper End Theory and Service
• Engine Sealing and Reassembly
• Lubricating and Cooling Systems

• Basics of Electrical Systems
• General Electrical System Diagnostics and Service
• Batteries: Theory, Diagnosis, and Service
• Starting and Motor Systems
• Charging Systems
• Lighting Systems
• Instrumentation and Information Displays
• Basics of Electronics and Computer Systems
• Electrical Accessories

Engine Performance
• Engine Performance Systems
• Detailed Diagnosis and Sensors
• Ignition Systems
• Ignition System Diagnosis and Service
• Gasoline, Diesel and Other Fuels
• Fuel Delivery Systems
• Electronic Fuel Injection
• Fuel Injection System Diagnosis and Service
• Intake and Exhaust Systems
• Emission Control Systems
• Emission Control Diagnosis and Service
• Hybrid Vehicles
• Electric Vehicles

Manual and Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles,
Suspension and Steering Systems, Brakes and Passenger Comfort

• Clutches
• Manual Transmission and Transaxles
• Manual Transmission and Transaxle Service
• Drive Axles and Differentials
• Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
• Electronic Automatic Transmissions
• Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Service
• Four and All-Wheel Drive
• Tires and Wheels
• Suspension and Steering Systems
• Restraint Systems
• Wheel Alignment
• Brake Systems
• Drum and Disc Brakes
• Anti-lock Brake, Traction Control, and Stability Control Systems
• Heating and Air Conditioning
• Heating and Air Conditioning Diagnosis and Service

BONUS! The following tools and equipment will be issued to you upon graduation, at NO additional cost:
• Vacuum & Fuel Pump Tester
• Professional Compression Tester
• Remote Starter Switch
• Timing Light
• Tach/Dwell Tester
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021 Edition
Will I be a certified mechanic after taking your course?
Stratford’s Auto Mechanics course provides students with a comprehensive education on all of the major mechanical systems and components on today’s automobiles. Students will learn the knowledge and skills to perform general maintenance and repair on multiple vehicles, but will not be certified after taking our course.

Will I get any tools with my course?
Yes. Upon successfully graduating from Stratford’s Auto Mechanics course, you will receive the following tools and equipment, free of charge: a vacuum & fuel pump tester, a professional compression tester, remote starter switch, timing light, and a tach/dwell tester.

Will I be able to get a job as a mechanic after taking your course?
Students who successfully graduate from Stratford’s Auto Mechanics course receive a career diploma. Depending upon the job requirements, an auto mechanics career diploma could give you a competitive edge for an entry level mechanic job. Your specific title and what jobs you can perform are at the discretion of your potential or current employer.
Auto Mechanics Program

"The career training has helped me fix my own car when it breaks down."

Albert B.

"Stratford Career Institute really helped me improve my mechanic skills. I would recommend SCI to anyone that's looking to improve their skills."

Jamie B.

"The Stratford course on auto mechanics has provided me with a great deal of knowledge, and I hope to build on what I've learned in the future."

David J.

"I'm more confident working on cars after taking this course."

John O.