Automotive Service Technology

High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Course Description

For Students

Automotive Services Technology includes classroom and laboratory experience that incorporates training in service and repair work on all types of automotive vehicles. Some activities in the classroom include:

  •  Brakes
  •  Electrical
  •  Tires (Rotation/Balance/Repair)
  •  Transmission
  •  Engine Performance
  •  Suspension
  •  Oil Changes
  •  Hand, Power and Air Tool Use
  •  And much more!

You will also have the opportunity to be involved with our Career and Technical Student Organization (SkillsUSA), where you will learn about leadership, competitive events, and much more!

skillsUSA

For Parents

5510 Automotive Services Technology I is a one year course that encompasses the sub topics of the NATEF/ ASE identified areas of Steering & Suspension and Braking Systems. This one year course offering may be structured in a series of two topics per year offered in any combination of instructional strategies of semester based or yearlong instruction. Additional areas of manual transmissions and differentials, automatic transmissions, air conditioning, and engine repair should be covered as time permits. This one year offering must meet the NATEF program certifications for the two primary areas offered in this course. This course provides the opportunity for dual credit for students who meet postsecondary requirements for earning dual credit and successfully complete the dual credit requirements of this course. Mathematical skills will be reinforced through precision measuring activities and cost estimation/ calculation activities. Scientific principles taught and reinforced in this course include the study of viscosity, friction, thermal expansion, and compound solutions. Written and oral skills will also be emphasized to help students communicate with customers, colleagues, and supervisors.

5546 Automotive Services Technology II is a one year course that encompasses the sub topics of the NATEF/ASE identified areas of Electrical Systems and Engine Performance. This one year course offering may be structured in a series of two topics per year offered in any combination of instructional strategies of semester based or yearlong instruction. Additional areas of manual transmissions /differentials, automatic transmissions, air conditioning, and engine repair should be covered as time permits. This one-year offering must meet the NATEF program certifications for the two primary areas offered in this course. Mathematical skills will be reinforced through precision measuring activities and cost estimation/calculation activities. Scientific principles taught and reinforced in this course include the study of viscosity, friction, thermal expansion, and compound solutions. Written and oral skills will also be emphasized to help students communicate with customers, colleagues, and supervisors.

Pathway

Certifications

asecertified

 

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Dual Credit Institution

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Dual Credit Courses

Year 1
AUTC 100 Introduction to Transportation
AUTC 107 Engine Fundamentals
AUTC 122 Braking Systems

Year 2
AUTC 109 Engine Performance I
AUTC 113 Electrical and Electronics

Potential Careers/Salary

Automotive Service Technician - $35,790 per year
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/