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
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 (2)
9698 Automotive Electrical Systems (2)
Total College Credits: 12
Annual National Average Salary: $46,000
Maintenance and Repair Worker
Supervisors of Mechanics
Auto Engineering Technicians
Automotive Specialty Technicians
Equipment and Systems Inspectors