Auto Basic Maintenance and Detailing Technician

Program Overview

This program is only offered at the Eastman Youth Development Center.

This certificate program includes automobile system inspection and maintenance as well as vehicle exterior and interior inspection and reconditioning.  Major topics include:  safety in the shop, basic tools and equipment, basic vehicle maintenance procedures, and vehicle detailing equipment and procedures.

Students may enter the Auto Basic Maintenance and Detailing Technician program any semester.  A full-time student can complete the program in 2 semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 9 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Auto Basic Maintenance and Detailing Technician program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$20,000 – $28,000

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $1,562.00
Books & Supplies:  $1,400.00

(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to enter the auto service industry as entry level basic maintenance and detailing technicians.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.



Course Overview

  • Occupational Courses
  • ACRP1000Introduction to Auto Collision Repair4 credit hours66 contact hours
  • ACRP1030Car Detailing3 credit hours120 contact hours
  • AUTT1010Automotive Technology Introduction2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 9