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    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY I - MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR, (NATEF), 2 credits
    Grade: 11-12
    Materials: Black button up work shirt,
    Black “Dickies style” pants
    Z87 rated safety glasses
    Recommendation: Algebra I, Geometry, Chemistry, Physics or IPC Fees: $25 Shop Materials and Supplies

    Automotive Technology I is a comprehensive course over the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) accreditation program. Course subject material covers the basic theory and operation of vehicle Brakes: identifying the major components of the disc brakes, drum brakes, anti-locking brake systems, the machining of brake rotors and drums, Pascal’s law, basic principles of diagnosing the brake system, maintenance, service procedures and basic repairs. Steering and suspension: identifying the major components of the current steering and suspension systems used by manufacturers, mounting and balancing wheels and tires, four-wheel alignments, basic hydraulics, required maintenance and the basic principles of diagnosing steering and suspension. Electrical systems: basic theory of automotive electrical systems, Ohm’s Law, series and parallel circuits, general automotive electrical components, vehicle batteries, starting systems, charging systems, basic diagnostics and repairs. Engine Performance: basic theory and operation of fuel systems, ignition systems, four stroke theory, engine sensors, engine control modules, understanding drivability issues, on board diagnostics, and required maintenance and services. Students will learn and follow strict automotive shop safety procedures. This course covers employability skills such as; professional dress, punctuality, how to behave in a professional environment, and job interview skills. The focus of this course is to prepare the student for an automotive technical school. Other material and supply fees may be required. Offered at Career Center East only.

    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II - AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES (NATEF), 2 credits
    Grade: 11-12
    Materials: Black button up work shirt,
    Black “Dickies style” pants
    Z87 rated safety glasses
    Recommendation: Algebra I, Geometry, Chemistry, Physics or IPC Fees: $35 ASE Test fee

    $25 Shop Materials and Supplies

    Automotive Technology II is an advanced comprehensive course over the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) accreditation program. Course subject material covers automotive components, theory, operation, troubleshooting and repair. The focus of this course is to expand on automotive system theory of operation, associated repair practices and problem solving skills learned in Automotive Technology I. Automotive instruction will include advanced knowledge of the system function and application of knowledge in Anti-Lock Brakes, Electrical Systems, Hybrid Vehicle Operation, Suspension and Steering, Air Conditioning, Electronic Suspension Systems, Engine Repair and Performance, Advanced Level Diagnostics and Drivability concerns. Instruction will also include the principles of properly diagnosing and servicing these systems. Student will gain knowledge and practical application in the repair, maintenance, and diagnosing of these systems. The course will allow students to gain, reinforce and apply academic knowledge and skills in a variety of relevant activities and problems. Students will be required to sit for the written (test) portion of the Student ASE certification. Students will learn and follow strict automotive shop safety procedures. This course covers employability skills such as; professional dress, punctuality, attendance, how to behave in a professional environment, resume writing and job interview skills. The focus of this course is to prepare the student for an automotive technical school. Other material and supply fees may be required. Offered at Career Center East only.

    PRACTICUM IN TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION, & LOGISTICS I (AUTO TECH), 2 credits
    Grade: 11-12
    Materials: Black button up work shirt,
    Black “Dickies style” pants
    Z87 rated safety glasses 
    Prerequisite: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II Requirements: Completed ASE Student Testing,Reliable Transportation
    Recommendation: Employment in Automotive Industry

    Fees: $25 Shop Materials and Supplies
    The Automotive Technology Practicum Course is designed to give students supervised practical application of knowledge and skills through industry job shadowing, mentorship, and internship (internship may be paid or unpaid). Students will be required to facilitate employment or internship in an Automotive Industry workplace such as; Service/Repair Facilities or Parts Suppliers/Distributors. Students will adhere to workplace guidelines such as; dress and appearance, professional conduct, punctuality and attendance. Students interested in this program should inquire about afternoon placement in this program for the purpose of industry placement. Other material and supply fees may be required. Offered at Career Center East Only.