Automotive Technologies

This course is designed to be the first of three in which the student will learn about all aspects of automotive technology. In this course students will understand about the overall vehicle, how it works and how to diagnose problems and make basic repairs. Students gain valuable leadership and employment skills and receive opportunities for scholarships and community involvement by participating in SkillsUSA, a state and national career and technical organization.

Expect to learn:

  • The latest technology to test and identify problems with
    • Brakes
    • Steering and suspension
    • Electrical/electronic systems
    • Engine performance
  • Engine Services
  • Customization of cars and trucks
  • Installation and repairs of car accessories
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Transmission and transaxle service

Other Features:

  • NATEF certifications may be available
  • ASE certification may be available
  • College credits and internship opportunities may be available

Career information for this industry:

  • Salary range: $20,800 - $62,280
  • Education range: High School Diploma or Equivalent to vocational or other college training programs
  • Projected job growth: 9%
Statistics according to Bureau of Labor Statistics for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, Retrieved: 11/5/15

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Schools offering this program:
Browne Metro Tech

Schools offering this program for Dual Enrollment Credits:
Metro Tech