• Auto Technology I

    Prerequisite: Minimum 2.0 GPA; 90% attendance record; reading, writing, and math at the 10th grade level

    Recommended: Basic technical writing course and power technology or equivalent course

    Course Description: This course is the first year of a two-year course intended to prepare students for entry-level jobs as technicians in maintenance and repair of passenger cars and light trucks. Students will have both classroom instruction and laboratory experiences with approximately 60% of the time devoted to classroom instruction. Proficiency in use of automotive service tools and instruction in the more advanced scientific and mechanical principles on the automobile will be an important part of the training experience. Instruction is designed to give students hands-on experience to prepare students to enter directly into the workforce. Instruction spans over two years and covers automatic transmission/transaxle, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance and light repair, heating & air conditions, manual drivetrain and axles, suspension and steering, maintenance and light repair, and automobile service technology. Students will be eligible to earn their Automotive Service Excellence Entry-Level Certifications.

     

    Automotive Technology II

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Automotive Technology I with a grade of C or better and 90% attendance.

    Course Description: This is the second year of a two-year course intended to prepare students for entry-level employment as technicians in the maintenance and repair of passenger cars and light trucks with special emphasis in the use of test equipment for the purpose of diagnosing engine malfunction, steering suspension and alignment adjustment, as well as air-conditioning repair. Instruction covers automatic transmission/transaxle, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating & air conditioning, manual drivetrain and axles, suspension and steering, maintenance and light repair, and automobile service technology. Students will be eligible to earn their Automotive Service Excellence Entry-Level Certifications. Students completing two years of Automotive Technology will have received all the curriculum needed to pass the Automotive Service Excellence Entry Level Certification in all content areas listed above. Students may be eligible to earn their SnapOn Multimeter Certification, ASE 609 Refrigerant Certifications, and the S/P2 Automotive Service Pollution Prevention Certification.