Trades and Industry

Intro to Automotive Technology

Grades 9-12                                                                                                   1/2 credit

This course will consist of introductory skills required to properly maintain modern automobiles. Students will also develop basic skills to safely work in the auto shop environment. Areas covered include:  shop safety, basic hand tool use and safety, vehicle maintenance, cooling system operation-maintenance, tire and wheel repair, four stroke operation and basic braking systems. (Not open to students enrolled in the Block class)

 

Automotive Technology

Suspension and Steering, Engine, Engine Performance and Transmissions

Start Session A (i.e. 2015, 2017, 2019…)

NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) Certified Program

Grades 10-12                                                                                                 2 credits

This course is designed to develop a broad familiarity with the automotive industry as well as cover the 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 use, technical manuals, jacks, jack stands, hoists and other basic automotive areas.  The majority of the semester concentrates on automotive steering and suspension following the NATEF standards task list. Some of the areas include power steering system operation, diagnosis, and repair, as well as suspension system operation, diagnosis, wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustments, repair, wheel and tire diagnosis and repair.

 

Semester 2

Students are instructed in engine operation and the Four Stroke Process, as well as engine performance and operation with a focus on fuel injection and computer operations.

Students will also be instructed in manual transmission operation and maintenance as well as automatic transmission following the NATEF standards task list.

This course meets the Michigan standards for a required senior math credit.

 

Automotive Technology

Braking Systems, Electrical/Electronics and HVAC systems

Start Session B (i.e. 2014, 2016, 2018…)

NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) Certified Program

Grades 10-12                                                                                     2 credits

This course is designed to develop a broad familiarity with the automotive industry as well as cover the 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 use, technical manuals, jacks, jack stands, hoists and other basic automotive areas. The majority of the semester concentrates on automotive braking systems following the NATEF task list. Some of these areas include 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 the 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. Students are also instructed in vehicle climate control systems, including air conditioning system service and operation.

This course meets the Michigan standards for a required senior math credit.

 

Automotive Technology Service Advisor

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Sessions A & B of Automotive Technology,

                        plus instructor permission

Grade 12                                                                                            1 credit

Semester 1 and 2

This course allows students to further develop skills learned in automotive technology.  Student will be required to assist in daily shop operation, including vehicle repair priorities, shop maintenance, work distribution, monitoring repair time tables, verifying proper repair procedures and parts ordering.

 

Automotive Technology III

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Sessions A & B of Automotive Technology,

                        plus instructor permission

Grade 12                                                                                            2 credit

Semester 1 and 2

This course will further implement students skills learned in automotive technology.  Further understanding of base curriculum and NATEF standards will be essential for student success. Student will be required to assist in daily shop operation, including vehicle repair priorities, shop maintenance, work distribution, monitoring repair time tables, verifying proper repair procedures and parts ordering.

 

See articulation agreements for the above courses on pg. 5.

Co-op 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.  In addition, the student must maintain a minimum of 15 hours of work per week.  Students with an interest in working in the automotive field should see the Co-op Coordinator in possible job placements.