What is Auto Technology?
Auto technology is a two-year program in which students will learn repairs, diagnose and restoration of engines, steering and suspension systems, electrical systems and brake systems. Students are also able to learn how to use the latest machines and technology to diagnose these problems.
Students will learn to use:
Engine diagnostic analyzers and scanners
Valve grinding equipment
Front-end alignment equipment
Electronic computer programs
Other basic repair techniques
What Can I Do with This Training?
All students who successfully complete this class will have the skills to obtain entry-level technician jobs in the automotive field. Students can also further their education at technical schools or colleges by majoring in aircraft technology, diesel technology, heavy equipment technology and other mechanic related occupations.
Opportunities available with a certification in Automotive Technology and possibly additional training include:
Fluid Power Mechanic
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
The Automotive program is working towards ASE certification through the national Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. (NATEF) The purpose of Automotive Technician training Certification Program is to improve the quality of training offered at the secondary and post-secondary levels. . Our goal is to be ASE certified in four areas; Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Repair and Steering & Suspension.
College Credit Available
Students enrolled in Auto Technology are eligible to receive up to 36 college credit hours through Mineral Area College. Students will receive credit in these classes:
Introduction to Automotive Technology
Automotive Electrical Systems I
Automotive Electrical Systems II
Automotive Electrical Systems III
Automotive Braking Systems Drum
Automotive Braking Systems Disc
Automotive Steering & Suspension
Emissions & Fuel Control Systems
Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning
Automotive Tire & Wheel Alignment
Automotive Electronic Test Equipment
Preparation for Employment
Occupational Leadership Development I
Occupational Leadership Development II