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Automotive Technology
Preparing Tomorrows Professional Technicians Today
Our goal is to prepare for post-secondary education, an entry level position in careers related to the automotive industry, or become an educated consumer and vehicle owner. The development of knowledge thru theory studies and applied academics as related to and used in conjunction with hands on repair and service of automotive systems and mechanical repairs.
Our coursework is designed and implemented so that the entry level class feeds into the the next in a coherent sequence, building our knowledge and experience progressively. This model has proven to lead to student success in our program.
Students learn safety, tool identification and proper use, safety, shop tools and equipment, safety, career opportunities, safety, business ethics, safety, shop management, safety, vehicle maintenance and light repair, and safety. Safety is an extremely important part of our instruction. The ability to recognize a hazard and to then plan how to eliminate or minimize exposure to that condition is a skill that will be beneficial forever.
 3rd and 4th year students will be tested and if successful will receive student certification from ASE , the nationally recognized automotive professional technicians certification organization. 
2018-2019 Schedule
All students start our program of learning with Automotive Basics. This is the introductory class for 1st year students to learn safety, tool identification, and basic electricity.  From there they can progress in the Automotive line of curriculum or in the Small Engine / Power Equipment line of curriculum. 
8:00 - 9:44       1st & 2nd Periods       Advanced Automotive 
                                                               The third class in the coherent sequence of instruction. Required Prerequisite Auto 1.  
9:48 - 11:32     3rd &4th  Periods       Practicum in Automotive Technology 
                                                              The capstone class for 4th year students. Required prerequisite Advanced Automotive. 
12:10 - 1:54    5th and 6th Periods     Auto 1
                                                              The second class in the coherent sequence of instruction. Required prerequisite Automotive Basics