General Service Technician, I-BEST

LWTech Accounting Assistant I-BEST programCertificate Information and Schedule

  • Certificate Length: 2 Quarters
  • Credits: 38
  • I-BEST Start Dates: Fall and Spring Quarters (Daytime)

The I-BEST General Service Technician Certificate prepares students for an entry-level career in the high-demand field of automotive technology. According to many automotive industry estimates, there is a shortage of technicians with training in automobile systems. I-BEST General Service Technician students gain the necessary knowledge and skills to get work as automotive technicians. I-BEST students learn the basics of automotive repair: electrical systems, mechanical principles, automatic transmissions, brake systems, air conditioning service, and engine performance. In addition, General Service Technician instructors teach basic computer skills, common automotive business practices, and introductory welding and machining. I-BEST General Service Technician Certificate graduates can continue studying at LWTech to complete additional certificates or a General Service Technician Associate’s (AAS) degree.

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I-BEST General Service Technician Course Sequence and Course Descriptions

Summer 2021 I-BEST Course Options: Continuing Students

How Will These Courses Be Taught?

  • Face-to-face: This course is a traditional classroom with an instructor and students in a college classroom. Face-to-face classes are located at LWTech at 11605 132nd Avenue NE in Kirkland, WA. Students are required to be on campus for all scheduled class times.

Employment and Wages

What does a General Service Technician career look like in the United States? 

The U.S. Department of Labor has an occupational profile for Automotive Technician with information about projected employment, typical wages, and career growth at CareerOneStop.

Current Job Openings in Washington

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