Automotive Technology I Grades 9-10 1 Credit
Students will learn skills necessary to work safely and effectively in the auto shop environment. Independent and small group learning formats are used. Instruction will focus on shop safety, automotive hand tools, use of written and electronic media to locate technical information, applied math skills needed in auto repair, automotive fasteners and their repair, measurement using inches and metric system and use of automotive shop power equipment. Students will perform auto-servicing tasks after mastering all of the basic shop skills.
Auto Technology II Grade 10-11 2 Credits
Prerequisites: Students may be able to take Auto Tech II without having had Auto Tech I if space is available and with instructor permission.
Students in Auto II will learn to diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems, brakes, and engines. Instruction will focus on learning the basic principles of electricity and electrical measurement, on diagnosing and repairing electrical circuits, and on diagnosing and repairing brakes and engine systems.
Auto Technology III Grade 11-12 2 Credits
Prerequisites: Auto Technology I & II
Students will receive instruction in auto steering and alignment, computerized auto control systems, emission control systems, computerized diagnostics, transmission and power train principles. Hands-on training is accomplished through live work in which cars belonging to community members are serviced in the fashion of professional auto repair shops. Students will use repair orders, learn communication skills with customers, develop pride and responsibility for their work and prepare for work in auto service shop. During the second semester students are encouraged to develop areas of specialization and to form post graduation career plans. Students will have the opportunity to take a nationally recognized Industry Certification exam.