Automotive Technology 1: This is a full year, double period course provides an introduction to the automobile and a history of the automotive industry. The following topics are covered: tool identification, use and safety; team work training; an introduction to automotive service; exploration of careers within the automotive industry; tire service and computerized wheel balancing; introduction to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE); and workplace safety and auto-shop housekeeping. Students are required to wear safety glasses, industry approved steel-toed leather boots and shop uniform in the lab.
Automotive Technology 2: This is a full year, double period course covers automotive systems, study of the design and function of cooling systems, electrical systems, exhaust systems, brake systems, chassis, suspension and steering systems. Students are introduced to power transmissions, hydraulic systems,emissions controls and workplace safety. Preparation for ASE certification tests and an introduction to Pennsylvania inspection code are provided. Students learn how to find and use printed and computerized technical service information. Students are required to wear safety glasses, industry approved steel-toed leather boots and a shop uniform in the lab.
Automotive Technology 3: This is a full year, double period course. The following topics are covered: theory and practice of two and four-wheel alignment,electrical system diagnosis, basics of on board computer systems,computer trouble code diagnosis, instruction and use of engine diagnostic analyzer, brake repair, introduction On Board Diagnostics II(OBD II), engine overhaul and engine precision measurement, service shop management, automotive forms and record keeping, conflict resolution and workplace safety. Students are required to wear safety glasses, industry approved steel-toed boots and a shop uniform in the lab.
Advanced Automotive Technology:Advanced Automotive Technology is a full year, double period course; Students will briefly review information from Automotive Technology 1,2 and 3 but spend most of their time studying concepts of Diesel engines, Hybrid vehicles and Advanced Diagnostics. This course will offer the opportunity to test in house for the fallowing industry certifications, MACS mobile air conditioning, Pennsylvania State Vehicle Inspection, and Pennsylvania Vehicle Emissions. (Must have a valid Pa Drivers License at time of testing PA inspection and PA Emissions.) This course will also help prepare students who plan to take ASE certification tests. Students are required to wear safety glasses, steel-toed leather boots and shop uniform.
Cooperative Work Experience-Automotive Technology: This is a full year, three credit course. The course provides the opportunity for the senior to expand his/her training to an on-the-job experience. The student will work a minimum of 15 hours a week in a job directly related to Automotive Technology. A written evaluation will be provided monthly by his/her employer.
Certified Work Experience in Auto Technology: This is a full year, half credit course open to all seniors enrolled in career prep and tech prep programs at State High. It is REQUIRED for all students who intend to participate in COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE. The course assists the student in developing his/her interests and aptitudes for specific occupations. Instruction is provided in area such as employer/employee relationships, job safety, work ethic and other related job and life skills. Students will participate in various classroom discussions and activities. Students are evaluated on classroom performance and individual projects.
Last Modified on December 28, 2011