Automotive labs include quality assurance, engine repair, electrical systems, brakes, troubleshooting and more. You’ll also take a full range of college preparatory academic courses in English, math, science and social studies. Physical education classes, inter-mural and varsity sports are available as are a variety of student clubs and activities.
All Ponitz Center students have the opportunity to earn college credits during high school in both academic and technical courses thru dual enrollment with Sinclair Community College. There is no tuition charge for college credits earned during high school.
The jobs run the gamut from line technician to service consultant, service director, or storeowner. There is work in parts, parts distribution and wholesaling; collision repair, painting, and damage estimating. There’s the growing field of high-performance machining and rebuilding.
There is work in technical areas, training, or in management at the corporate level for national franchises, vehicle manufacturers, and private and municipal fleets. There are positions with high schools and community colleges as well as proprietary schools as instructors.
Still other technicians find themselves moving into sales, marketing, and business management. Countless automotive aftermarket executives got their start turning wrenches. (Though nowadays the tool of choice is as likely to be a diagnostic computer and monitor.).