Auto Technology I
Prerequisite: Min 2.0 GPA; 90% attendance record; reading, writing, and math
at 10th grade level.
Recommended: Basic technical writing course and power
technology or equivalent course.
This course is the first year of a two-year course intended to prepare students
for entry-level jobs as technicians in maintenance and repair of passenger cars
and light trucks. Students will have both classroom instruction and laboratory
experiences with approximately 60% of the time devoted to classroom
instruction. Proficiency in use of automotive service tools and instruction in the
more advanced scientific and mechanical principles on the automobile will be
an important part of the training experience. Student fees for this course are
Automotive Technology II
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Automotive Technology I with a grade
of C or better and 90% attendance.
This is the second year of a two-year course intended to prepare students
for entry-level employment as technicians in the maintenance and repair of
passenger cars and light trucks. Approximately 75% of the student’s time will
be spent repairing customer-owned vehicles with special emphasis in the
use of test equipment for the purpose of diagnosing engine malfunction,
steering-suspension and alignment adjustment, as well as air-conditioning
repair. Classroom instruction will involve the introduction of more technical
information pertaining to the power plant, power train, automotive electronics,
transmissions, and automotive air conditioning. At the completion of the
requirements for Automotive Technology 2, selected students will be able to
work in a special topics class that involves motorcycle repair and maintenance.
This will include theory and operation of two and four stroke motorcycle
engines and hands-on repair of motorcycles, four wheelers and jet skis.