Using a scan tool is nothing more than plugging it in to the vehicle's OBD 2 system. The scan tool than prompts you as to what to do.
I am glad you are interested in learning the trade. If your father owns a shop, I would say you should spend some time with him and learn from him. However, if you would rather go to school for training, look for technical schools in your area. I'm sure you will find one that offers Auto Mechanics as a course.
Let me know if you have other questions.
Monday, August 5th, 2013 AT 8:30 PM