Automotive Technology

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  • What will my classes be like? 

    Hands on training! The program covers all the basics you need to start as an automotive technician. Whether your goals are to work in a dealership or to pursue other great careers in the automotive field, we are a great place to start your journey. Students will perform automotive service work with an emphasis on shop operating safety procedures. All students are trained in General Maintenance content, including oil changes, tire mounting, balancing and repair.

    Program Description 

    Automotive Technology I

     This course is designed to prepare students for an entry-level job or advanced training in the automotive service and diesel technology field.  Students will develop skills in the design, theory, function, and diagnostic procedures of gasoline and diesel engines. In addition, all aspects of the vehicle will be covered, including safety, basic maintenance, braking systems, engine repair, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic which include modern computer controls and emissions systems. Students will perform automotive service work with an emphasis on shop operating safety procedures.

    Automotive Technology II

     Prerequisite: 

    Successful Completion of Automotive I

    Students will enhance the skills learned in Automotive Technology I as well as develop new skills.  Students will learn to use advanced tools and equipment through hands-on experience with the latest technology in the automotive industry. Specific topics that will be covered in depth include safety, basic maintenance, braking systems, engine repair, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic which include modern computer controls and emissions systems. The students will perform automotive service work with an emphasis on real world shop operating scenarios using teacher and community vehicles.

     

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    Employment Opportunities 

    • Automotive Diagnostician
    • Automotive Technician
    • Car Dealer
    • Car Designer
    • Car Salesman
    • Mobile Electronics Installer
    • Shop Owner
    • Service Writer

    Contact Information             

    Dennis Garrison, Instructor garrisond@district87.org