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Auto Services Technology


 Program Flyer | Associate Degree Information

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Instructors nationally certified by the
National Institute for Automotive
Service Excellence

GRTS supports NATEF Standards and Practices

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What Will You Learn?
  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic Transmission/Trans-axle
  • Manual Drive Train and Axles
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance

Is this program right for you? Things to ask yourself...

  • Do I like to work with my hands?
  • Do I like to see how things work?
  • Do I like solving problems?
  • Do I love cars?

What Could Your Future Hold?

Automotive Technicians are in greater demand than ever before. There are six million (6,000,000) more cars on the road than there were 10 years ago, but the number of trained technicians has decreased by over 90,000.

And, the job itself has changed dramatically. No more shade tree mechanics. Today's automotive technician is a highly trained and skilled individual. To repair today's cars, technicians must be able to interpret hundreds of thousands of pages of service manuals on computer by roaming extensive CD-ROM libraries.

Here are some of your job opportunities:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Race Team Pit Crew Member
  • Automotive Writers
  • Auto Service Tech. Instructor
  • Car Dealership Owner/Manager
  • Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner

Or, you can continue your education. After successfully completing the Auto Service Technology program, you will receive a certificate that transfers as 30 hours of articulated credit at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri. Grand River Technical School also has articulation agreements with other community colleges!

Where Do You Begin?

Grand River Technical School offers training for certification in many areas that are recognized nationally and worldwide. The program is open to all high school graduates or equivalent, or to juniors and seniors. Juniors and seniors attend class three (3) hours daily for two years. Adult students attend six (6) hours per day for nine months to complete the program (1080 hours of instruction).

Free tuition available at GRTS for qualifying A+ students.
Contact GRTS financial aid office to find out how much A+ will cover for your program!


  • ASE Certified Program
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment
  • ASE Certified Instructors
  • Great Career Opportunities
  • Summer Internships
  • Hands-On Experience

Free College Credit!

Additional Resources

Annual Mean Wage of AS Techs & Mechanics by state (May 2018)
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Missouri Jobs

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The Grand River Technical School adheres to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, handicap, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, or sex in admissions, educational programs, activities, financial aid, and employment.

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Nondiscrimination Statement
Chillicothe R-II School District

The Chillicothe R-II School District complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and the American Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of the school district that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap, shall be discriminated against in employment, educational programs and activities or admissions. Inquiries or complaints concerning the Chillicothe R-II School Districtís compliance with the regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 or the American Disabilities Act (ADA) may be directed to: Superintendent Office, Chillicothe R-II School District, P.O. Box 530, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. (660-646-4566).

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