Safe, reliable transportation is paramount. Everyone depends on the automobile for transportation, both at work and recreation. With over 265 million motor vehicles in the United States alone, the demand for automotive repair technicians will continue to climb. The increased sophistication and technology has created a need for highly trained automotive repair technicians.
Students in the Automotive Technology Program are being trained to diagnose and repair automotive problems in the areas of ignition, fuel systems, brakes, steering, suspension, driveline, and electrical systems. They learn to operate the computerized test equipment used in today's automotive industry to identify and diagnose problems. Areas include, but are not limited to: transmissions, anti-lock brake systems, supplemental inflatable restraints (SIR), and powertrain.
Students gain valuable experience using state-of-the-art equipment including electronic wheel balancer (Road Force Touch), tire changer (up to 26” tires), four wheel aligner, air-conditioning recover/charging system (hybrid systems), computerized engine analyzer (Snap-on), hand-held scanners (Snap-on), car brake lathe (on and off vehicle), use of computerized service manuals (ALLDATA, Identifix, and ShopKey Pro) and electronic billing of customer invoices (ShopKey Service Management Pro).
Graduates are able to find employment in automobile dealerships, independent service shops, fleet shops, military fleet shops, automotive part stores, lubrication shops, brake shops, muffler shops, tire and wheel shops and small engine repair shops. Additional education or training leads to jobs such as specialty technician (brakes, steering and suspension, electrical, electronics, electronic ignition, fuel injection), service writer, service manager or shop foreman. Post-secondary placements could lead to mechanical or automotive engineering degrees.
Students are recommended to take Chemistry in Grade 11 and Physics in Grade 12.
Career Exploration (100) – 18 Credits
Automotive Technology 9 (112) -12 Credits
Automotive Technology 10 (102) – 24 Credits
Autotech Theory 10 (102T) – 5 Credits
Automotive Technology 11 (106) – 34 Credits
Autotech 11 Theory (106T) – 5 Credits
Automotive Technology 12 (109) – 34 Credits
Autotech 12 Theory (109T) – 5 Credits
Affiliated and Certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)