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Auto Systems Technology

Grades: 11-12
Length: 1 or 2 years
Credit: .5 Technical English, .5 Math, .5 Science, 1.5 Occupational Elective
Prerequisite: None
Location: Tri-Tech Skills Center

Description:  Learn about the automotive service industry in an environment set up like an auto service department. Students will service and diagnose vehicles, gaining application-based learning experience in engine fundamentals, maintenance, tune-up and repair, brake and suspension repair, and wheel alignment.  Program work is taught by ASE Master Certified Technicians.  Students will focus on safety, tool identification and proper use, and the technical skills of automotive systems and repair.   A good driving record is VERY important. Paid summer internships available for qualified students.  In this program you will:

  • Diagnose and repair a variety of electronic and/electrical systems.
  • Read wiring diagrams and repair manuals, applying what you’ve learned to a vehicle.
  • Read meters and computer diagnostic equipment.

Career opportunities:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Service Center Manager

Certification opportunities:

  • Automotive Service Excellence student certification
  • Forklift Operator
  • SP2 Safety

College credits available: 14 college credits

Year-long course must be completed to be eligible for the English, Math or Science credits.

Instructional Staff

Joe Porter
Auto Systems Technology Instructor

Scott Graybeal
Diesel Instructional Assistant