Virginia Western Workforce Solutions

Automotive Trades

Automotive Engine Performance Technician

The Automotive Engine Performance Technician program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need as entry level automotive engine performance technicians. Topics covered include: shop safety; electrical/electronic diagnosis; and the diagnosis of fuel, ignition, emission and electronic engine controls. The class is taught in a classroom and hands on shop environment. The class is designed for students with a limited knowledge of electricity. The lab classes include hands on use of DVOM and Snap On tools: Solus Pro, Vantage Pro, and Verus. Classroom topics include basic theory and operation, as well as research assignments using Identifix and Mitchell.

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