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One or two years, 3 hours per day 

Course Information:

Students will learn how to professionally clean an automobile and prepare for auto detailing jobs available in the area. This course covers basic detailing, including the fundamentals of engine detailing, interior and exterior cleaning, and waxing and buffing techniques. Students will learn the proper use of chemicals and tools.  Students will recognize auto problems, and estimate cost and time requirements. Students will also explore minor auto repair, including engine performance, tires, brakes, automotive electricity, and minor exterior modifications and repairs, including sound system design and installation, window tinting and other vehicular customization.

Dual Credit Offered*: (Learn more about Dual Credit, including Enrollment information.)

Ivy Tech (1st year, up to 12 credits)

• AUTI 100 Intro to Transportation (3cr) • AUTI 121 Brake Systems (3cr)

• AUTI 122 Steering & Suspension Systems  (3cr) •  AUTI 145 Driveline Service (3cr)

Ivy Tech (2nd year, up to 6 credits) 

• AUTI 131 Engine Performance Systems  (3cr)

• AUTI 141: Engine Fundamentals and Repair (3cr) 

*Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.


Certifications Available: (Learn more about Certifications)

*ASE - Automobile and Light Truck Technician: A1-A8

*Engine Repair (A1)

*Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2)

*Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3)

*Suspension and Steering (A4)

*Brakes (A5)

*Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6)

*Heating and Air Conditioning (A7)

*Engine Performance (A8) ​

*ASE – Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (GI)

Training & Skills Competency Guarantee  • Mechanical Pollution Prevention & Mechanical Safety 

*see Graduation Pathways Eligible Industry Certifications

Job Opportunities:

Quick Lube Shops Brake and Muffler Shops Dealerships Detail Shops

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Related Courses at JEL:

•  Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing  • Automotive Service Technology

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Auto Maintenance & Detailing

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Max Kille

Class of 2017


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Andy Rice

317.259.5269   x44101

Hello, I’m Andy Rice.  I hold Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Automotive Service Technician credentials complimented with ASE Advanced Level Specialist credentials and, of course, an Indiana Teaching License for Career Technical Automotive Program Training.

Prior to becoming a High School Automotive Program Teacher, I taught Automotive Service at the college level for over 10 years.  The 2017-2018 school year marks my fifth year teaching at the High School level. I am proud to have received the J. Everett Light Career Center “Teacher of the Year” award in my third year teaching here, but I’m even more proud of the successes of my students.


My goal for students is to, not only teach them as much as I can about Detailing and Mechanics, but teach them how to become employable, self-sufficient members of our society.  With this strategy, I have seen many of my students advance on to promising careers in Automotive and other industries directly out of high school.  I have also had many students graduate and enter college and/or military service.  I am proud of every one of them.  My focus is on your child’s future success!

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