The Automotive Technology Program

Burncoat Senior High School and South High Community School

The Automotive Technology program provides students with the basic skills and knowledge needed to become a successful entry level automotive technician. The program combines academic instruction with live "hands on" work experience to prepare the student for entry level automotive technician positions.

Throughout the program students will become acquainted with the following:

  • Service and Repair Brakes, (including ABS)
  • Service and Repair Steering and Suspension System
  • Perform Maintenance and Service to Power Train (Automatic and Manual Transmissions)
  • Service and Repair Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Perform Maintenance and Service to Engines
  • Perform Vehicle Maintenance Services
  • Service and Repair Tires (including Road Force Balancing)
  • Service and Repair Exhaust Systems
  • Diagnose and Repair Engine Performance Systems (On-Board Diagnostic Systems)
  • Service and Repair Fuel Injection Systems
  • Service and Repair Emission Control Systems
  • Service and Repair Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Service and Repair Air-Conditioning Systems

Course Offerings

Automotive Tech I

Course Numbers: 7093 (1.00)(C) | 9473 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Technology (Non 74)

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Automotive Technology I: In this course, students will begin the in-depth study of the careers and technical skills utilized in the automotive technology profession. Students will engage in project-based learning and career preparation, as they examine suspension; brake and steering systems; operation and repair; four-stroke engine theory; design characteristics; and service techniques.


Automotive Tech II

Course Numbers: 7103 (2.00)(C) | 7543 (1.00)(C) | 9483 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Technology (Non 74)

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Automotive Technology II: In this course, students will explore theory on engine performance; drive train operation; and computer interfacing. Students will engage in structured, work-based learning, addressing technical areas including transmissions; brakes; chassis; ECM scanning; and replacements. Students will also complete internships in the private or public sector.


Automotive Tech III

Course Numbers: 7113 (2.00)(C) | 7553 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Technology (Non 74)

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Automotive Technology III: In this course, students will engage in structured, work-based learning, and will problem-solve many authentic technical problems within the automatic suspension, brake, engine and electronic system of shop vehicles. Students will also gain experience in advanced diagnostic procedures.


Automotive Tech IV

Course Numbers: 7573 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Technology (Non 74)

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Automotive Technology IV: In this course, students will continue to engage in structured, work-based learning, and will problem-solve many authentic technical problems within the automatic suspension, brake, engine and electronic system of shop vehicles. Students will also continue to gain experience in advanced diagnostic procedures.


Automotive Technology 1

  • Safety
  • Fluids
  • Hand/power tools
  • Intro to brakes
  • Tires
  • Intro to suspension
  • Lubrication systems
  • Exhaust
  • Batteries

Automotive Technology 2

  • Safety
  • Hand/power tools
  • Tire repair
  • Wheel balancing
  • Brakes fluids
  • Suspension/shock replacement
  • Struts
  • Drive axle and U-joint service
  • Lighting systems

Automotive Technology 3

  • Safety
  • Engine top end/cylinder head and valve train
  • Lubrication systems diagnosis/repair
  • Cooling System diagnosis/repair
  • General engine diagnosis
  • Air conditioning/heating diagnosis and repair
  • Starters and charging systems
  • Catalytic Converter systems
  • Alternators
  • Fuel systems/Injectors

Internship

To be determined

Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities

All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in Cooperative Education and Internship experiences at a variety of approved learning sites across the city in their junior and/or senior year. While the requirements and specific opportunities vary from school to school, and program to program, the structured combination of classroom based education and practical work experience provides students with the skills necessary to comfortably navigate the world of work.

Career Opportunities

  • Automotive Mechanic Technician
  • Automotive Sales
  • Automotive/Diesel Technician
  • Service Writer/Manager
  • Aviation Technician
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Automotive HVAC
  • Parts Counter Person
  • Specialty Shop
  • Auto Racing Technician
  • Motorcycle Mechanic
  • Automotive Instructor
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