Keeping a vehicle on the road requires expert attention. There is a science to vehicle repair. Are you ready to look under the hood?
The automotive technology pathway prepares students for entry-level employment opportunities as automotive technicians at car dealerships, independent automotive shops, service centers, and fleet maintenance departments.
- Develop an understanding of small engine repair, welding, safety, and tool identification
- Learn to identify parts of a vehicle, properly lift vehicles, change oil, mount tires, repair tires, properly use of a tire machine, balance tires, measure fluids used in and on a vehicle, and test the battery, alternator, and starter
- Become competent in engine components and disassembly, block service, re-assembly, etc.
- Learn to inspect the drum and disc brake, measure the drum diameter and rotor thickness, and repair the disc brake, drum brake repair, brake line, and parking brake
- Build skill competence to diagnose and service batteries, starters, charging system, lighting systems, and basic electrical principles
View the High School Course Guide for an in-depth look at the courses outlined below.
High School Credits:
- 9000 Industrial Arts Technology (2)
- 9022 Power Mechanics (2)
- 96E4 Intro to Auto Tech (2)
- 9697 Auto Electricity/Electronics (2)
- 96B4 Auto Engine Repair Electronics (2)
- 9698 Automotive Electrical Systems (2)
Total College Credits:
Annual National Average Salary: $46,000
- Maintenance and Repair Worker
- Supervisors of Mechanics
- Auto Engineering Technicians
- Tire Repairers/Changers
- Electrical/Electronics Installers
- Automotive Specialty Technicians
- Equipment and Systems Inspectors