Auto Technology

The Auto Technology program consist of two curricula:

Automotive Electrical and Intro to Engine Performance Engine Repair, Brakes, and Suspension and Steering.

The correct use of hand tools and diagnostic and test equipment used in the repair process is taught. Students completing this program could be eligible for ASE certification in their areas and articulate credits to a post secondary auto technology program. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Skills USA, Ford/AAA, School-to-Work and cooperative education programs. This program is a member of the national organization Skills USA.

Course offerings Automotive Technology

Auto Technology (17037) Grade Level 10-12 Credits: 2 per year

Instructor: Randy Kennedy Prerequisites: None

Over a two year period Auto Tech covers safety and tools, engine service, suspension and steering, brakes, drive train, HVAC, electrical and engine performance. Auto technology students may participate in the student organization SkillsUSA.

Introduction to Auto Technology (17032) Grade Level 10-12 Credits: 1 per year

Instructor: Randy Kennedy Prerequisites: None

This is a one hour introductory course in Auto Technology. The Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Technology program begins with an orientation to the eight areas of NATEF standardized programming; Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning and Engine Performance. This course will also explore the various careers in the Automotive industry. Auto Technology is a sequential course and this course is a suggested prerequisite to Automotive Technology.

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) (17045) Grade Level 12 Credits: 1 per year

Instructor: Bryan Stastny Prerequisite: None

The focus of this class is to give the students an understanding of what is needed to obtain the CDL certification. You will start with the basics and move up to the finer points of the trade. Topics include required CDL Manual subjects such as General Knowledge, Air Brakes, and Combination Vehicle, as well as Tanker, Doubles/Triples, and Hazmat endorsements. Also covered are hours of service, weight and balance, vehicle out-of-service regulations, and National Safety Council professional truck driver DDC. At the end of the year students should have the skills needed to obtain a CDL permit and begin to work on the skills needed to pass the CDL drivers test. Students need to be 18 to obtain the CDL permit and to earn the CDL license.

Auto Cooperative Work Experience (17999) Grade Level: 11-12 Credits: 1 or 2 per year

Instructor: Randy Kennedy Prerequisites: Must have completed at least 2 Auto Credits

This class involves working both inside and outside of the classroom. The outside classroom duties may be done for an area employer. The work may be paid or volunteer, depending on the work agreement.  Cooperative Work Experience needs to be approved by Instructor & Center Director. 

All Auto Technology students may participate in the student organization SKILLS USA!