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This page is a good information resource for a wide range of individuals:  From those considering taking auto technology classes to the auto students or others seeking to expand their knowledge or who needs a resource for clothing, tools, and equipment.

Jobs: 

As you will see, there’s work out there for those individuals willing to work hard and acquire the proper training.  Here at Golden West Auto Technology, we are training students not only how to properly fix cars, but we’re also encouraging them to develop the mindset for future supervisor and manager positions in the auto service and repair industry.  One of these individuals might be you!

GWC  Career Center
http://www.goldenwestcollege.edu/careercenter/index.html

Career Café
www.cacareercafe.com

Simply Hired
http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobs/list/q-auto+mechanic

Jobs Monster
http://jobs.monster.com/v-automotive.aspx

Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm

Wiki Answers
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_job_outlook_on_auto_mechanic

ASE Certification

Just like other professionals, the auto service and repair industry has its certification process.  Technicians who are ASE certified are the “Pro’s” of the trade, the ones who passed a rigorous testing process and completed the work experience requirements.  With the proper amount of time, education, and ‘practice’ working on cars, this individual just might be you.  Check it out!

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
https://www.ase.com/home.aspx

Tech Information

This covers basics to advanced.  Even the Pro’s will learn something in this section!

How Stuff Works
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/

Autoshop 101 tech training
http://www.autoshop101.com/

PROCUT brake lathe certification
http://www.procutinternational.com/learning/default.aspx

Definitions for auto terminology
http://www.motorera.com/dictionary/index.htm

Animation: Engines, various types
http://www.animatedengines.com/otto.shtml

Animation:  Engine 4-stroke cycle
http://www.ul.ie/~kirwanp/fourstrokecycle.htm

Animation:  Engine 4-stroke cycle(2)
http://techni.tachemie.uni-leipzig.de/otto/index_e.html

Vehicle systems operation
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car.htm

Other Resources

Check with your instructor who will have information on special student pricing for these items.

Red Kap Clothing
http://www.redkap.com/

Sears Craftsman Tools
http://www.craftsman.com/power-tools-equipment/v-1305440?sid=ISx20110512x00001&psid=64x7304

Snap-On Tools
http://www.snapon.com/