Automotive Technology

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY I-FHS, LHS

Meets VPAA One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement
Meets Math Related One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement

 

Introduction to Automotive Technology – An instructional unit, which is to include instruction on fundamental skills necessary to be successful in the automotive service industry.  The course will include instruction on the use of hand tools, fasteners, hoists, jacks, wiring, safety, and shop orientation.  Basic automotive service skills including tire service, preventative maintenance, basic electricity, and cooling system service will be included.  With successful completion of year one, students will have basic automotive employability requirements.

*50% of class time will be hands-on lab experience

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II-FHS, LHS

Meets VPAA One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement
Meets Math Related One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement

 

Auto Technology II extends the learning of Auto Technology I with a focus on Engine Performance and Electrical Systems. Engine Performance is designed to teach the operating principles and service procedures of engine fuel and ignition systems, emission controls, basic drivability and diagnosis.  Students will gain hands-on skills with manufacturers’ specialty tools, equipment, and supplies used in servicing these automotive systems. Electrical and Electronic Systems is designed to teach the principles and operation of basic automotive electrical and electronic systems.  Students will gain practical experience in the diagnosis, repair, and service of electrical circuits.  Topics in this course include electrical test equipment schematics, test procedures, batteries, starters, alternators, ignition systems, lighting, accessory circuits, and electronic test procedures.

*50% of class time will be hands-on lab experience

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY III-FHS

Meets VPAA One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement
Meets Math Related One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement

 

This Advanced Studies instructional unit is designed to reinforce the principles and services procedure taught during the first two years of the program in brakes, steering and suspension, electrical and electronics, and engine performance systems.  This course also focuses on the advanced principles and services procedures used to repair today’s technically advanced vehicles.  With a strong emphasis placed on ABS brake systems, fuel management, and electrical controlled suspension systems. In spring of the junior year, students have the opportunity to be placed with AYES. AYES is a dynamic partnership among participating automotive manufacturers, participating local dealers, and selected local high schools/tech prep schools.  The goal is to encourage bright students with a good mechanical aptitude to pursue careers in the ever-changing fields of automotive service technology and to prepare them for entry-level positions in a new car dealership or pursue challenging academic options.

Courses Offered:

 

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY I-FHS, LHS

Meets VPAA One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement
Meets Math Related One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement

 

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II-FHS, LHS

Meets VPAA One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement
Meets Math Related One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement

 

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY III-FHS

Meets VPAA One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement
Meets Math Related One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement