Auto Collision Repair Technology
This program prepares students to work with automotive and light commercial vehicles.
Students receive instruction in frame alignment, surface finishing, and shop management. Upon successful completion of the program standards, student will be prepared for postsecondary education and entry-level automotive collision repair-related careers. Program standards are based on NATEF-ASE, Vehicle Manufacturers, and I-CAR industry standards.
Industry Recognized Certifications: I-CAR, ASE & OSHA 10 Auto Collision I (1 Credit) (2 nd Semester Grade 11) Auto Collision II (2 Credits) Auto Collision III (1 Credit) Auto Collision IV (2 Credits) (1st Semester Grade 12).
Students will explore, handle, and perform basic functions in engine repair, automatic transmission and transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering systems, and brakes. In the second half of the program, students will learn about advanced tasks in engine repair, automatic transmission and transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering systems, and brakes. They will also learn about electrical, electronic, and HVAC systems in automobiles.
Students who successfully complete the Automotive Technology program may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification examination. The ASE Student Certification is the first step in building a career as a service professional in the automotive industry.
Industry Recognized Certifications: ASE, EPA Section 504 Refrigerant & OSHA 10 Auto Technology I (1 Credit) (2 nd Semester Grade 11) Auto Technology II (2 Credits) Auto Technology III (1 Credit) Auto Technology IV (2 Credits) (1st Semester Grade 12)The Automotive Technology program is a two-year program that program follows the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.
The curriculum and standards that are incorporated into Automotive Technology programs allow students the opportunity to learn the trade through a series of tasks and assessments in the areas of: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic systems, Engine performance, Suspension and Steering, and other additional areas.
The Automotive Technology program provides students with a classroom segment and hands-on work. Students work daily on customer vehicles that have been scheduled for repairs as well as practice vehicles.
Upon graduation, students have the opportunity to work as entry-level technicians, mechanics, brake specialist, electronic technicians, as assistant service managers and as sales people in the automotive parts supply business. They can apply for a student ASE certification while enrolled in the program and upon graduation they can apply for full ASE certification while working within the automotive industry.