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Automotive computer technician training lessons cover auto technician duties, vehicle repair using computer-aided tools and drivability analysis procedures. Specific topics within these areas relate to the maintenance of vehicle systems or components and auto mechanical techniques.
Automotive computer technicians generally hold a high school diploma or two-year degree from a vocational school, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Employers prefer individuals who have practical experience. It is helpful for an automotive computer technician to have a National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification, according to BLS data.
According to a 2010 BLS poll, apprentice automotive computer technicians receive hands-on training after hire. Employees generally require one or two years of experience and training with skilled professionals, indicates O*Net OnLine. Automotive computer technicians learn how to examine vehicles and remove defective parts using computer tools, adjust vehicle brake systems, and use electronic test equipment to locate and correct malfunctions in fuel systems.
According to O*Net OnLine, attending training sessions helps novice automotive computer technicians learn how to use tools such as pneumatic vacuum equipment, specialty wrenches and facilities management software.