Engineering, Manufacturing, & Technology Path
*Courses offered on a two year rotation.
* 2009-10 Steering & Suspension and Engine Performance
*2010-2011 - Brakes & Electrical
The Automotive Technology program prepares students for entry-level jobs and further post-secondary education in the field of automotive repair and services. Four areas of basic automotive services are taught, including brake service, electrical systems, suspension and steering and engine performance. Each area is taught for one semester. The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technology Education Foundation (NATEF). Instructors have years of experience in the automotive field and are ASE certified.
Students perform services on functioning vehicles in a real repair shop setting, Under instructor's supervision students may perform curriculum-related services on their own vehicles. The Automotive Technology program has articulation with many colleges.
Theory of brake and suspension operation
Brake and suspension repair
Tire and wheel assembly dismount, repair, and balance
- Engine electrical, including starter and alternator circuits
- Basic automotive wiring, including taillights and headlights
Basic engine coolant system
Wheel alignment, including an introduction to the use of the alignment rack
College credit may be earned in some programs with an A or B grade in a program course and enrollment in a partnering college. For registration information, contact your high school counselor.