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. Students have the opportunity to participate in various activities and competitions outside of the classroom through membership in the SkillsUSA student organization. See where Transportation Technologies programs are offered in Maryland.
The Automotive Technology program incorporates the Automotive service excellence (ASE) program and ASE Education Foundation standards. The ASE Educaion Foundation accreditation model includes certifications in Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, HVAC, Automatic Transmission and Transaxle, and Manual Drive Train. Students have the opportunity to earn up to four ASE student certifications and college credit.
The Autobody/Collision Repair Technician program combines technical, academic, and workplace skills in accordance with the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation, and ASE guidance . Students take courses in Structural and NonStructural Analysis & Damage Repair and Paint and Refinishing. Sudents have the opportunity to earn ASE certifications and college credit.
The Medium/Heavy Truck Technician program combines technical, academic, and workplace skills in accordance with all Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation guidance and directives. Students take courses in Diesel Engineering, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Preventive Maintenance. Each course has an ASE Education Fo end-of-course assessment providing students the opportunity to earn an ASE student achievement certificate and college credit.