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.

Also in Automotive:

Automotive Collision Repair

Occupation Opportunities

  Service Parts Person

  Small Engine Mechanic

  Diesel Service Technician

  Automotive Technician

  Marine Technician

Certification Opportunities

  Safety and Pollution Prevention (S/P2)

  Virginia State Inspection License

  Student ASE Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR) 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