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Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program will teach students troubleshooting skills in the field of automotive technology and how to problem-solve issues related to technical improvements within the automotive industry. By the end of the program, students will acquire knowledge and skills in preparation for industry certification.

Course Sequence:

Level I: Automotive Basics

Automotive Basics includes knowledge of the basic automotive systems and the theory and principles of the components that make up each system and how to service these systems.

Level II: Automotive Technology I (Maintenance and Light Repair)

Students will gain knowledge of the major automotive systems and the principles of diagnosing and servicing these systems, as well as knowledge and skills in the repair, maintenance, and diagnosis of vehicle systems.

Level III: Automotive Technology II (Automotive Service)

Students will learn about brake systems with special emphasis on inspection, diagnostic and repair; traction control and vehicle stability control system components are also examined.   

Level IV: Practicum in Transportation Systems

The Practicum in Automotive Technology is designed to give students supervised practical application of knowledge and skills. Practicum credit will be awarded for a variety of experiences including internships or apprenticeship.

Schools offering Automotive Technology

Ballou High School

Associated Industry Jobs/Careers:

  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Aircraft and Avionics Technicians
  • Automotive Technicians
  • Automotive-Body Repairers
  • Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists
  • Captains, Mates, & Pilots of Water Vessels
  • Crane & Tower Operators
  • Diesel Technicians
  • Electronics Technicians
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Industrial Designers
  • Logisticians
  • Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks
  • Transportation Inspectors
  • Transportation, Storage, & Distribution Managers

Associated College Majors:

  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics Technology

Associated Industry-Recognized Certifications:

  • ASE Brakes
  • ASE Suspension and Steering
  • ASE Manual Drive Train and Axles
  • ASE Electronic/Electrical Systems
  • ASE Heating and A/C