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Maintain service operations by inspecting, maintaining, diagnosing, and repairing both electric and internal combustion engine vehicles.

Career Details


Students in Advanced Auto Diesel/ Collision are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Damage analysis and estimating
  • Structural analysis and damage repair
  • Non-structural analysis and damage
  • Mechanical components and electrical/electronics
  • Plastics and adhesives
  • Repair and refinish
  • Hydraulics
  • Gasoline engines
  • Diesel engines
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Diesel hydraulic hybrid vehicles
  • Ultra-green clean diesel technology
  • Drivetrains
  • Brakes
  • Suspension and steering
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning inspection
  • Automotive service technology and parts

Career Options

Program graduates go on to work in a wide variety of areas in the auto industry, depending on what they choose to specialize in. These can include auto repair self-employment, car dealerships, auto manufacturing, and automotive repair shops.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete one of Job Corps' basic Automotive & Machine Repair career technical training programs.
  • Be at least 17½ years old.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a valid driver’s license or no barriers to receiving a license while enrolled.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Advanced Auto Diesel/ Collision Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career

Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Ability to multitask
Attention to detail
Communication skills
Physical dexterity

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