The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technology Education Foundation (NATEF). Students complete competencies and gain skills in working with automotive engines, brakes, steering and suspension, electricity/electronics, HVAC, engine performance, and transmissions. The program is also affiliated with most of the major automotive manufacturers including Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Honda and Chrysler through AYES (Automotive Youth Educations Systems).
Students are engaged academically in the classroom learning basic automotive knowledge and skills. Students are then exposed to real world activities in the automotive lab learning how to safely diagnose, disassemble, assemble and repair all aspects of the modern automobile. Students are introduced to automotive apprentice training programs through dealership tours and job shadowing. The AYES program allows successful students the opportunity to get a head start on their career with early entrance into dealerships and repair facilities through internships and co-op agreements. Students also have the opportunity to certify in four automotive areas through Ford Motor Company in the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Program. This program consists of online and classroom courses that meet Ford’s training criteria.
In Automotive Fundamentals, students learn the physical and mechanical principles related to the transportation field including ownership, maintenance, and related career opportunities in the automotive industry. They increase their knowledge about the operation and service of internal combustion engine systems and the various parts and accessories. Last, but not least, students learn shop safety related to the use of hand and power tools, run tests on equipment, and gain experience with industry vocabulary.
Tech Ed course recommended
All students interested in enrolling in one of the Advance Career Programs at Central Campus can learn more about enrollment here.