Trades and Industry

Courses

Intro to Automotive Technology

Grades 9-12            1/2 credit

This course will consist of an introduction to automotive technology techniques. The semester course will also consist of a lab setting and will cover basic automotive technology. (NOTE: Not open to students enrolled in Auto I)

Automotive Technology I

NATEF Certified Program
Grades 10-12           2 credits

This course is designed to develop a broad familiarity with the automotive industry as well as cover National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) task list. The course is structured to accommodate the beginning automotive student in a lecture/laboratory setting.
Semester 1
Students are instructed in automotive fundamentals including shop safety, proper tool usage, technical manuals, torch operation, jacks, jack stands, hoists and other basic automotive areas. The majority of the Semester concentrates on automotive braking systems following NATEF task list. Some of the areas include the general brake system diagnosis, hydraulic system diagnosis and repair, drum brake diagnosis and repair, and disc brake diagnosis and repair.
Semester 2
Students are instructed in Electrical/Electronic Systems following NATEF task list. Some of the areas include general electrical system diagnosis, battery diagnosis and service, starting system diagnosis and repair, charging system diagnosis and repair, lighting systems diagnosis and repair, and accessories diagnosis and repair.
THIS COURSE MEETS THE MICHIGAN STANDARDS FOR A REQUIRED SENIOR MATH CREDIT.

Automotive Technology II

NATEF Certified Program           2 credits
Prerequisite: Must have had a B or better Auto 1


Semester 1
Students are instructed in Engine Performance following NATEF task list. Some of the areas include general engine diagnosis, computerized engine controls diagnosis and repair, ignition system diagnosis and repair, fuel air induction and exhaust systems diagnosis and repair, emissions control systems diagnosis and repair, and other engine related service.
Semester 2
Students are instructed in suspension and steering following NATEF task list. Some of the areas include steering systems diagnosis and repair, suspension systems diagnosis and repair, wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustments, repair, wheel and tire diagnosis and repair. THIS COURSE MEETS THE MICHIGAN STANDARDS FOR A REQUIRED SENIOR MATH CREDIT.

Intro to Agri-Science

1/2 credit

This course will consist of an introduction to agriscience and natural resources. The semester course will also consist of a greenhouse lab setting and will cover basic plant and soil science, along with current natural resources’ issues. (NOTE: Not open to students currently enrolled in Agriscience/Natural Resources)

Agri-Science

1 credit

This course offers students the opportunity to grow ornamental and food plants in the greenhouse and learn about greenhouse production. This program prepares students for careers in the diverse Agriscience and Natural Resources career pathway. Employability skills are taught through hands-on participation in landscape design, interior plantscaping, hydroponics aquaculture, viticulture experience, landscape construction, turf-grass and natural resource issues such as Great Lakes ecology. Classroom study is focused on plant and soil science, sales and marketing, design principles, watershed and environmental stewardship and land use issues. This course MAY meet the Michigan standards for an elective science credit.

Co-operative Work Experience

Grade 12          1 credit

Students who find employment in the automotive field may receive co-operative work experience credit. To qualify, a student must be enrolled in an Automotive Technology course and be a student in good standing for graduation. Students with an interest in working in the automotive field should see the Co-op Coordinator for assistance in possible job placements.