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Small Engine Mechanics

Course Number: 80232

Designed for the student to gain knowledge of the function, diagnosis, and service of the systems and components of internal combustion engines. The student disassembles and reassembles school- or personal-owned engines to gain experience in hand tool use and proper engine repair and evaluation procedures. This course is designed for students with no previous industry experiences.

Automotive Technology I

Course Number: 80233

Student learns how to service and maintain his personal automobile. Topics range from basic automotive principles to performing preventive maintenance. This course requires no prior experience with auto mechanics and emphasizes maintenance that can be performed without specialized equipment.

Automotive Technology II

Course Number: 80234

Provides application of the knowledge and skills learned in Auto Technology I. This course is designed to prepare students with the fundamentals needed to study, diagnose, and repair automotive mechanical and electrical systems. Emphasis is placed on automotive systems (brakes, steering and suspension, and electrical/ electronic), occupational safety, and workplace skills. School-owned vehicles (or teacher approved personally-owned vehicle) and equipment are used.

Automotive Technology III

Course Number: 80237

Provides application of the knowledge and skills learned in Auto Technology II. This is an automotive laboratory course that deals with the diagnosis and repair of common automotive problems. All diagnosis and repair are done under the supervision of the instructor. Service, diagnosis, and repair procedures are performed on personal or school-owned vehicles to simulate working in the industry. Emphasis is placed on a particular system (brakes, steering and suspension, or electrical) as decided upon by the instructor, parent/guardian, and student.

What is Automotive?

The Automotive Technologies program is designed to prepare individuals for jobs as technicians in the automotive fields.

The program is comprised of:

  • Small Engine Mechanics
  • Automotive Technologies I
  • Automotive Technologies II
  • Automotive Technologies III

The occupational standards for each are aligned with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and Automotive Service Excellence standards.