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Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology I

R8506 (2 Credits)
Grades 10, 11, 12

In this course, students explore, handle, and perform basic functions in engine repair, automatic transmission and transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering systems, and brakes. Students who successfully complete the Automotive Technology program may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification examination. The ASE Student Certification is the first step in building a career as a service professional in the automotive industry. Automotive Technology I and II are closely aligned with the 2017 ASE Education Foundation automobile program standards for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR). ASE and Workplace Readiness are offered as approved Industry Certifications

Automotive Technology II

R8507 (2 Credits)
Grades 11, 12

In this course, students build upon their basic knowledge of automotive technology, exploring more advanced tasks in engine repair, automatic transmission and transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering systems, and brakes. They also learn about electrical, electronic, and HVAC systems in automobiles. Upon successful completion of the course, students may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification examination. Automotive Technology I and II are closely aligned with the 2017 ASE Education Foundation automobile program standards for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR). ASE and Workplace Readiness are offered as approved Industry Certifications Students must meet Virginia Placement Test (VPT) requirements to determine eligibility for Dual Enrollment options

Automotive Technology III

R8508 (2 Credits)
Grade 12

This course prepares students to perform automotive diagnosis and repairs in the following areas: engine repair, cooling systems, transmission and transaxle, manual drive trains and axles, suspension and steering, wheel and tire, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, HVAC, and engine performance. Students are provided with more advanced instruction in all systems as they prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations. The Automotive Technology program provides the fundamental skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing and challenging industry as an automotive technician. This course is closely aligned with the ASE Education Foundation (formerly NATEF)’s 2017 standard for Automobile Service Technology (AST). ASE and Workplace Readiness are offered as approved Industry Certifications Students must meet Virginia Placement Test (VPT) requirements to determine eligibility for Dual Enrollment options.