Automotive Technology




acecolorhswebvsacecolorhermemailOffered at the Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Hermitage and Highland Springs and The Academy at Virginia Randolph

2 years – 6 high school and 14 college credits

State Course Title: Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology is a course designed to provide preparation and training for entry into the many fields related to the automotive industry. The first year is spent learning and practicing general service, maintenance, light repair, and upkeep of all aspects of the automobile, including brakes, engine repair, and tune-up. State-of-the-art technology is emphasized throughout the program.

The second-year course involves study and experience in engine repair, electrical systems, and four-wheel alignment. Instruction and training are also provided to develop a thorough understanding of design, construction, and operation of all automotive systems. Techniques that entail diagnostic testing devices to determine the cause of faulty operation, or to properly adjust complex automotive devices and/or systems, are an integral part of this course. With the approval and recommendation of the teacher, students may spend time in actual on-the-job work experiences during the second semester.

ASE_certifiedStudents have the opportunity to become ASE certified in one or all of these areas after passing each certification test:

  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • Suspension & Steering
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance
  • Manual Drive Train & Axles
  • Maintenance & Light Repair
  • Workplace Readiness

For questions please contact the Pre-Engineering and Industrial Careers, Agricultural Education, and JROTC Specialist at their page.

Please see your counselor or instructor if you have questions. Click here for more information on this program.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics click here.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Jammye Christian says:

    Do the students work on public’s vehicles for a small fee to get practice?


    1. Henrico CTE says:

      Yes. The program instructor for the Automotive Technology program will be able to help you more with that.Thank you


  2. Mark Shebelski says:

    Are your students available for intern program ? I am a the General Manager at Casey Toyota in Williamsburg and we are looking to partner with you. Thank you, Mark Shebelski


    1. Henrico CTE says:

      Yes we may have students available. Please email our career specialist, Brad Beazley, and he will be able to help you with this. Thanks


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