(NATEF and AYES Certified)


             INSTRUCTORS:   Mr. Henry /Mr. Miller /Mr. Salem                                  PREREQUISITE: None

            DEPARTMENT:   Industrial/Information Technology                                  DATA PROC. CODE: 6021000

            CREDITS:           ½ per nine weeks                                                        GRADE LEVEL(s): 11, 12

            OFFICE HOURS: 9:45 -10:45 a.m. and by appt.


    This course is for students wanting to get a wide range of skills and experiences in the automotive industry. Students master competencies in four automotive areas and are taught by instructors with the corresponding ASE certification. These areas are as follows.

    ·         Electrical – A6 Mr. Henry Room #1531

    ·         Engine performance – A8 Mr. Salem Room # 1528

    ·         Brakes – A5 Mr. Miller Room #1533

    ·         Steering and Suspension – A4 Mr. Miller Room #1533

    Within these areas, special Priority Tasks (noted as P1, P2, or P3) are used to train students on specific tasks ranging from easy (P1’s) to difficult (P3’s)

     Students also master the academic and responsibility skills that lead to successful employment.  Students gain valuable leadership and employability skills through participation in SkillsUSA, a career/technical student organization.

    The automotive technologies classes make up a two year program. Through a series of 9 week sessions, the students will gain basic knowledge in each of the areas during their first year (Specified as P1 concepts). The second year will introduce advanced concepts (Specified as P2 and P3 concepts) and provide opportunities for On the Job Training (OJT).AYES Program


    Instruction in the automotive program is guided by a course outline called a Task Analysis. The Task Analysis specifies the basic knowledge, skills and learning activities necessary for entry-level employment.

    When you complete this program you will be given a certificate called a Competency Certificate that indicates how well you learned each of the skills. 

    Advanced students will have the opportunity for On the Job (OJT) training experiences with local employers.


    Due to the variety of tools, equipment, and materials that our student use and the opportunity for independent student work, we expect a high level of personal responsibility. Therefore:

    ·         All tools must be correctly cleaned and stored at the end of each class.

    ·         All equipment must be correctly stored at the end of each class.

    ·         Any graffiti or intentional damage of tools, facilities, tables, etc. will result in disciplinary action.

    ·         No use of any electronic devices (phones, MP3 players, etc.) will be allowed during the class period. They will be confiscated if used. 

    ·         Students reflect our program, therefore swearing or disrespectful behavior is not permitted.


    A program of personal safety is an important part of your instruction in Automotive Technology. The safety program consists of learning safe work habits and attitudes, wearing appropriate work clothing, shoes, and safety glasses.


    Pants must not be overly baggy. Shirts must cover the body from the waist up. Leather or canvas (tennis) shoes may be worn but no flip-flops, sandals or slippers will be permitted in the shop or on the job-site. Long hair must be pinned up or secured with a cap. No necklaces, rings or watches are to be worn in the lab area.

    Students will be required to wear OSHA approved clear safety glasses during all Automotive Technology labs. The first set of safety glasses will be provided free of charge. If a student loses their glasses, they will be required to buy a replacement set available at the bookstore.


    There are 2 mandatory fees for this class: a$20.00Lab fee and a$15.00fee for SkillsUSA registration for atotal of$35.00due within the first 3 weeks of class.


    All students are expected to participate in and perform classroom and shop activities and assignments.

    The Automotive Technology program awards credit on the basis of ½ credit per each nine (9) week grading period. Grades will be determined and report cards issued at the end of every nine (9) week grading period.                         

    Students Must complete the (9) week session in sequence before rotating to the next area of training.

    A grade of 100% is required on all safety tests.

    A minimum passing grade of 70% is required for allState Standard Assessments. These standards are similar to the CRTs in academic classes. We use a variety of formats to assess your mastery of these standards. You will have one chance to pass the state standard assessment. It may be a written test, a hands-on project or another type of assignment.

    Your grade forPerformance Activitiesincludes the various hands-on project in the shop, the practice projects that you do to prepare for the state standard assessments, and your classroom/lab performance, if applicable. All performance activities must be completed to the Instructor’s specified level or industry standards.

    Classwork includes any in class activities, GRA’s, review sheets, bell work, etc.

    TheFinalwill be either a test or a cumulative assignment that covers the standards taught during the 9-week grading period.

    All students are expected to participate in and perform classroom and shop activities and assignments.

    Assessments grading

    A grade of 100% is required on all safety assessments. A minimum passing grade of 70% or meeting specified industry standards is required for all assessments related to standards set forth by the State ofArizona. 

    State standards will count for 40% of the grade.

    Non-Assessment gradingThe remaining 60% of a student’s grade will consist of class work, quizzes, and projects as assigned.

    Grading Scale                          Grading weights

    90 - 100% = A                        State Standards = 40%

    80 - 89% = B                          Non Assessment= 50%

    70 - 79% = C                          Final = 10%

    60 - 69% = D                          

    < 60% =  F Fail                      


    Extra credit may be earned by completing additional assignments only after the regular assigned work is completed. These extra assignments will challenge the student and be tied directly to the state standards.


    Tutoring will be required if the student’s grade falls below a “C” average. This can be either be during office hours or by special arrangement with the instructor


    Homework may be assigned from time to time. It will be used for practice and review and will be graded as a regular assignment.


    The student must make up any assignments, jobs or tests missed due to absence or tardies. You must see your Instructor to arrange a time before or after class to make up work missed within two school days.

    All grades are based on the following scale:

    90           -              100%      =             A

    80           -              89%       =             B

    70           -              79%       =             C

    60           -              69%       =             D

    Below 60%                             =             F Fail

                                                                   INC (Incomplete)

    Incompletes shall be made up within one calendar year after they are received. Failure to make up the Incomplete will result in grade of F. Non-performance or lack of effort will result in a nine (9) week term grade of F (Fail).


    The student must make up any assignments, jobs or tests missed due to absence or tardies. It is the responsibility of the student to make an appointment with the instructor to arrange a time before or after class to make up work missed.


    Regular attendance and punctuality is essential for success on the job as well as in the Automotive Technology class. Five (5) absences will result in being dropped from the class. It doesn’t matter if they are excused or not.


    The Automotive Technology program offers students the opportunity to develop valuable social, responsibility and job related skills as well as a chance to learn leadership skills as a part of the SkillsUSA program. SkillsUSA activities are an important part of the Automotive Technology curriculum and daily class activities. 


    Please take thisPlan for Student Successand the Attendance Procedures home and discuss them with your parents.


    You can access your student’s grades through ParentLink / Genisys, our online access point for parents. ParentLink / Genisys can be found through the Metro Tech website -www.metrotechhs.org


    Please take the time to read and discuss this material with your son or daughter. This is a binding document. Your signature indicates that you and your child have read this Plan for Success and are aware of the expectations for this class. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call or email us

    Mr. John Henry (602) 764-8175

    Mr. Jim Salem (602) 764-8185

    Mr. Dan Miller (602) 764-8176

    Automotive Technology Instructors

    MetroTechHigh School