Skills Required for Success in the Automotive Technology Trade
Ability to use changing technology.
Ability to read and follow directions.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work alone or with people in a team.
Must be considerate, honest, and dependable.
Future Career Opportunities in Auto Technology
Automotive Service Technician
Engine Performance Specialist
Recreational Vehicle Mechanic
Heating and AC Specialist
Chassis and Suspension Specialist
Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Specialist
FCTS, as the regional vocational high school of Franklin County, does so much more than teach in a lab classroom and simulation environment. Trade programs have large shops filled with the same tools and technologies used by those men and women working in the trades. As a true extension of the classroom, authentic automotive projects are critically important to the learning environment. Occasional projects from municipal and non-profit groups offer hands-on learning to the students. Real world projects truly provide the students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned. Our students thrive on authentic work!
Cooperative education work placement offers students an additional learning dimension to their educational experience and is designed to expand their knowledge and skills through a work place experience in the business community. This supervised, instructional experience is directly related to their career & vocational technical program, and carries school credit. Students are evaluated by their employer and the CTE coordinators, using a work-based learning plan with clear learning goals with the vocational technical teachers, the employer, and the student.
It is the policy of the Franklin County Technical School not to discriminate on the basis of homeless status, sex, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, transgender, gender identity, creed, color, national origin or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies.