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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 Tech 1 (1.0) 

  • Students are introduced to the operating systems of the modern automobile and will learn about safety associated with servicing a standard or hybrid vehicle.  

Level II- Automotive Tech II (1.0)

  • Students will learn about the basic electrical concepts applicable to automotive components, circuits and systems.  

Level III- Automotive Tech III (1.0) 

  • 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- Automotive Tech IV and Internship (1.0)

  • Students will learn about the purpose, parts, operation and failure diagnosis of automotive suspension and steering systems.  

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 Maintance and Light Repair
  • ASE Electronic/Electrical Systems
  • ASE Heating and A/C
  • ASE Engine Performance