Automotive Technology

This two-year course includes routine automotive service facility practices, preventative maintenance procedures, customer relations and shop safety. Students will study brakes, steering and suspension systems, automatic transmissions, and manual transmissions/drivetrains before advancing to study in electrical systems (to include starting and charging), engine repair, engine performance, and heating/ventilation/air conditioning. Students can potentially earn their Virginia State Inspection License. Through the ASE Education Foundation, an opportunity also exists for qualifying students to apprentice full-time at an automotive repair facility in the summer after the first school year and part-time during the second school year.

Courthouse Campus or Midlothian HS Garage

Two Years

Occupation Opportunities

  Automotive Technician

  Service Parts Person

  Small Engine Mechanic

  Diesel Service Technician

  Marine Technician

Certification Opportunities

  Safety and Pollution Prevention (S/P2)

  Virginia State Inspection License

  Student ASE Maintenance & Light Repair Exam

Credits for this Program Include:

  Year 1

    Automotive Technology I (1 Credit)

    Automotive Technology II (2 Credits)

  Year 2

    Automotive Technology III (3 Credits)

Preferred Aptitudes

  Physical endurance

  Tolerance for noise, fumes, dirt and dust

  Proficiency in mathematics and science

Also in Automotive:

Auto Body Technology