The Automotive Technology Program
The Automotive Technology Program designed to provide young men and women with the knowledge and critical thinking skills required to meet the growing demands of the automotive industry. Students are trained to diagnose and repair automotive problems in a fully equipped shop environment using training aides as well as customer and donated vehicles. This exciting three-year program is a NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) certified training program and the instructors hold ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certifications. Students receive on-going instruction in personal and shop safety and will be able to demonstrate correct responses to situations that threaten health and safety.
Grade nine exploratory students are introduced to the various opportunities available in the automotive industry. Students receive thorough instruction in personal and shop safety, basic tool identification and operation of shop equipment. Hands-on learning is emphasized.
The students who select automotive technology as their major course of study will receive on-going instruction in personal and shop safety. They will be accountable to define and demonstrate related health and safety regulations and practices in addition to being able to demonstrate correct responses to situations that threaten health and safety. Students will be tested annually on shop safety and procedures. Automotive technology students will participate in the OSHA 10-hour occupational safety and health training program.
The young men and woman who select automotive technology as their major course of study will be provided with instruction and experiences that will enable them to apply and demonstrate the acquisition of competencies in the following areas:
♦ Demonstrate proper measuring procedures
♦ Demonstrate proper use of hand and power tools
♦ Diagnosing & repairing steering and suspension systems
♦ Diagnosing & repairing general, hydraulic, drum and disc brake systems
♦ Diagnosing & repairing electrical, starting, charging, lighting & driver information systems
♦ Diagnosing & repairing general and computerized engine problems
♦ Diagnosing & repairing ignition and emission systems
♦ OSHA 10-hour Certification
♦ First Aid Certification
♦ CPR Certification
Upon successful completion of this technical program, students will be better prepared for:
♦ Postsecondary Education
♦ Automotive Technician
♦ Aircraft or Marine Technician
♦ Heavy Equipment Technician
♦ Brake & Exhaust Repair
♦ Auto Equipment Sales