Automotive Technology

  • AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE I         (9110)    Grades 10-12      5 Credits

    Will you begin driving a vehicle during high school? What an exciting time in your life. This course is designed to develop basic automotive diagnostic and repair skills plus necessary consumer skills for purchasing and maintaining a vehicle. If you decide to choose this route either to learn the essential skills to become a world class Automotive Technician or an Educated Consumer, you will save a small fortune during your lifetime. Students will study the primary vehicle systems including the fuel system, electrical system, cooling system, and lubrication system. Engine design, construction, and theory of operation seam all the primary systems into one complete synchronized unit. As a Natef Certified program; a few of the fundamental tasks completed include, oil changes, tire replacement/balancing, electrical system testing, and cooling system inspection and testing. Also, various preventive maintenance tasks accomplish a well-balanced program.

    The best part of it all! You're the driver! You decide which path to travel and complete your chosen Elective course goals. So, join us and learn valuable hands-on, career-ready automotive skills plus life skills/experiences related to consumer vehicle purchase and maintenance.


    AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE II       (9111)    Grades 11-12       10 Credits

    Prerequisite:

    • Students must earn a grade of a C or better in Automotive I

    This second year course is designed to reinforce skills taught in Automotive I as well as introduce additional automotive systems such as brakes and computerized engine controls.  Student will perform brake service including cutting drums and rotors and basic tune-ups.  The curriculum also covers fuel systems and an introduction to the on-board computer systems in late model vehicles.


    AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE III      (9112)                    Grade 12              10 Credits

    Prerequisite:

    • Automotive Service II with a grade of C or better and teacher recommendation in order to meet NATEF standards

    This course is designed to reinforce all the knowledge and skills taught in the previous two courses and equip students with entry-level skills needed to begin a career in the automotive industry.  The curriculum includes the study of steering and suspension, including computerized four wheel alignments and restraint system diagnosis.  In addition students will study diagnosis and repair of on-board computer systems.  Advanced brake work, including ABS systems and electronics will be taught.  Student will also be expected to work with greater speed and efficiency on common repair work such as shocks, struts, oil changes, and tire mounting and balancing.