4 Credits per semester
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Automotive Services Technology includes classroom and laboratory experiences that incorporate training in service and repair work on all types of automotive vehicles. Included in the course is training in the use of service/repair information and a variety of hand and power tools. Instruction and practice provides opportunities for students to diagnose malfunctions, disassemble units, perform parts inspections, and repair and replace parts. Course content should address NATEF/ ASE standards leading to certification in one or more of the following areas: steering and suspension; brakes; engine performance; manual transmissions and differential; automatic transmissions; electrical systems; air conditioning; and, engine repair. 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.
Students can potentially earn a certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) after two years of shop experience. Students will follow the Auto Service Excellence (ASE) curriculum.
Topics of study include: Brakes, Electrical System s, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Manual Drive Train, Suspension and Steering, Automatic Transmission, Heating and Air Conditioning
Students will need to complete an online safety certification prior to performing lab tasks.
(NATEF) The program is certified by NATEF (National Automotive Training Education Foundation) which administers the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification process.