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Automotive General Service Technician (GST) – IBEST

This resource supports the teaching of specific education and training content that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.
Shoreline Community College
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The General Service Technician (GST) program is a three-quarter job training program designed primarily for students interested in introductory automotive training. This program includes integrated basic education skills training (IBEST) and is team-taught by an automotive instructor and a basic education skills instructor. English as a Second Language students or students who desire further basic skills development are encouraged to apply. For the third quarter internship, students find jobs in dealerships, independent auto repair shops, or other automotive businesses.

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Students who successfully complete this program should be able to: 1. Understand and identify basic auto shop and personal safety parameters at auto repair facilities. 2. Perform basic automotive diagnosis and repair, and use the associated tools. 3. Identify and interpret suspension and steering concerns, and determine corrective action. 4. Inspect/diagnose and replace most brake components. 5. Diagnose fluid usage, level, leaks, and condition. 6. Identify, inspect, and test heating and air conditioning systems. 7. Diagnose and evaluate electronic systems and electrical features. 8. Understand work readiness behavior and skills.

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.