PROGRAM DESCRIPTION - AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

O;IDSAHFLSDJGOISDJLSDF,VL/KNVL,/ VALKNDSVLVNLKASDVNLKDSMNLSDAKVJNSADLKONFSLDAKJHNSDLKNFGVKBecome certi­fied as an Automotive Technician! You will be able to diagnose, repair and maintain automobile engines, brakes, electrical systems and suspensions as you complete this program and ‘jump start’ your career in the automotive industry. Students receive work-based experience in our National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATAF) - certified classrooms.

 Students learn how to troubleshoot foreign and domestic vehicles in the areas of engine performance, electrical / brake systems, suspension / steering systems, and heating / air conditioning in a technology-supported environment.

 Opportunities exist to receive college incentives and paid summer internships.  All students are eligible to earn an Automotive Service Excellence certification.

Course available: Grades 11 - 12

Course length: 2 years

Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year

Available high school credits: 1.0 English, 1.0 math

 

PROGRAM CONTENT

UNITS of STUDY

  • Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Safety and Pollution Prevention
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Brakes: Diagnostic and Repair
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Suspension and Steering Systems
  • Engine Performance:
    • Computer Systems
    • Fuel, Air Induction/Exhaust Systems
    • Vehicle Emissions Control Systems
    • Advanced Diagnostics

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE CREDITS AND CERTIFICATONS

Upon successful completion of this program, students may receive college credits pending established procedures.  Students may also receive an industry certification pending successful completion of an industry certification exam.  All students completing this program and passing the appropriate industry certification exam will receive an endorsed high school diploma.  Please see below for college credits and industry certifications available.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) student certification in:
    • Brakes
    • Suspension and Steering
    • Electrical / Electronic Systems
    • Engine Repair
    • Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR)
  • SP2 Industry Safety Certification

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS:

  • Alfred State SUNY College of Technology: first year requirements waived
  • Bronx Community College:  4 credits
  • Lincoln Technical Institute: up to 360 hours
  • SUNY Cobleskill: up to 3 credits
  • SUNY Delhi University: 8 credits
  • SUNY Morrisville: 3 credits
  • Universal Technical Institute: up to 4 courses
  • University of Northwestern Ohio: 6-12 credits

CAREER PATH AND OPPORTUNITIES

Students who complete the program may seek employment or continue their studies in any of the following areas:

  • Service Technician
  • Brake and Alignment Technician
  • Tune-up Technician
  • Repair Shop Foreman
  • Auto Parts Specialist

INSIDE THE CLASSROOM