Advances in science and engineering are producing major innovations in transportation technology, resulting in faster movement of people or goods at lower costs and with less environmental and safety risks. These innovations require higher level skills to manage and maintain transportation equipment. High school programs provide opportunities for students to prepare for careers in the automotive industry.
The Automotive Technology program incorporates the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards. The ASE accreditation model includes eight certification areas: Suspension & Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating & Air Condition, Automatic Transmission & Transaxle and Manual Drive Train. The end-of-course assessments provide students the opportunity to earn up to four ASE student certifications and also earn college credit.
This program combines technical, academic and workplace skills with a curriculum designed by the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) guidance and directives. The program consists of the following courses: Nonstructural Analysis & Damage Repair, Paint and Refinishing, and Structural Analysis and Damage Repair. Each course has an ASE end-of-course assessment providing students the opportunity for a certificate and college credit.
The Medium/Heavy Truck Technician program combines technical, academic and workplace skills in an integrated curriculum in accordance with all ASE guidance and directives. The program consists of the following courses: Diesel Engineering, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Preventive Maintenance. Each course has an ASE end-of-course assessment providing students the opportunity to earn an ASE student achievement certificate and college credit.