Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology – The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technology Education Foundation (NATEF). Students complete competencies in Automotive Engines, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Electricity/Electronics, HVAC, Engine Performance and both Automatic and Manual Transmissions.

Students are engaged academically in the classroom learning basic automotive knowledge and skills. Students are then exposed to real world activities in the automotive lab learning how to safely diagnose, disassemble, assemble and repair all aspects of the modern automobile. Students are introduced to automotive apprentice training programs through dealership tours and job shadowing. The Automotive program is also affiliated with most of the major automotive manufacturers including Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Honda and Chrysler through the AYES (Automotive Youth Educations Systems) program. The AYES program allows successful students the opportunity to get a head start on their career with early entrance into dealerships and repair facilities through internships and co-op agreements. Students also have the opportunity to certify in four automotive areas through Ford Motor Company in the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Program. This program consists of online and classroom courses that meet Ford’s training criteria.

Prerequisites: Tech Ed course recommended.

Grades: 11-12

High School credit earned: .5 credit per block each semester

May earn DMACC credit as follows:

Year One:
AUT 114 Shop Fundamentals 4 credits (F)
AUT 163 Automotive Engine Repair 3 credits (F/S)
AUT 524 Auto Brakes Systems & Service 4 credits (F/S)
AUT 615 Auto Electronics/Electricity 4 credits (F/S)
MAT 772 Applied Math 3 credits (S)

Year Two:
AUT 404 Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4 credits (F)
AUT 652 Advanced Auto Electricity 3 credits (S)

Auto Tech II Intern

AUT 404 Bacis Suspension & Steering (F)

AUT 652 Adv. Automotive Electricity (S)

Introduction to Automotive  – Basic physical and mechanical principals related to the transportation field, including ownership, maintenance, and related careers will be covered in this course. Through instruction, demonstrations, hands-on and problem-solving activities, students gain knowledge of skills involved in the operation and servicing of internal combustion engine systems, and the body and structural systems of various vehicles, including their parts and accessories. They also learn to apply safety as related to the vehicle, hand and power tools, test equipment, and materials common to this course. Students gain additional knowledge and skills in the cranking and charging systems, fuel systems, power transmission devices, body and chassis systems, steering componenets, and accessory systems. Instruction will emphasize technologies related to modern vehicles with an introduction to electronic and computer-controlled systems.

Grades: 10

High School credit earned: .5 credit per block each semester