The Automotive Performance Programs has three areas of concentration:​

Automotive Electrical Systems

  • APT 101 Service Operations
  • APT 151 Brakes Systems
  • APT 161 Electrical & Electronic System I
  • APT 171 Air Conditioning
  • APT 262 Electrical & Electronics system II

Brakes, Alignment, Suspension & Steering

  • APT 101 Service Operations
  • APT 131 Power Trains
  • APT 141 Steering & Suspension
  • APT 151 Brake Systems

Engine Performance & Diagnosis

  • APT 101 Service Operations
  • APT 161 Electrical & Electronics Systems
  • APT 181 Engine Performance & Diagnosis I
  • APT 282 Engine Performance & Diagnosis II

Career Information

Automotive Service technicians and mechanics have a projected 12.5% growth rate (between 2006 and 2016) for the state of Arizona. Experienced mechanics with leadership ability sometimes advance to shop supervisor or service manager. Those who work well with customers may become service estimators or open their own repair shops.