AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY I Course No. 8506
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II Course No. 8507
Offered at The Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Hermitage The ACE Center at Highland Springs and The ACE Center at Virginia Randolph
2 years – 6 high school and 14 college credits
State Course Title: Automotive Technology I, Automotive Technology II. Click links for detailed pdf descriptions.
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 the 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.
Students 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
- 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.