Auto Tech Mr. Kevin Cahall and Mr. Greg Butler

This is a designed program of study for juniors and seniors. This program consist of instruction in five (5) nationally recognized certifications in Automotive Technology, which permit students who meet the qualifications to become National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (N.A.T.E.F), certified.

The five (5) areas include Engine Performance, Electrical, Brakes, Suspension and Steering, and Heating and Air Conditioning. Math and technical reading are emphasized.

Articulation agreements with Lincoln Tech., Universal Technical Institute, Nashville Auto & Diesel College, University of Northwestern Ohio, and Catonsville Community College of Baltimore County.

Auto Technology also shows the students what it feels like to be in a job environment, this being the fact because the course and also the lab is set up to resemble a shop that any technician would work out of in the job force.


Auto-Suspension and Steering
Auto-Electrical/Electronic Systems

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the ASE end-of-course assessment for automobile suspension and steering and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend post-secondary education and/or training. Students develop diagnostic, technical, and academic skills through classroom instruction and hands-on maintenance applications. Through theory and real-world experiences, students master the concepts and the ability to identify and perform necessary automobile suspension and steering repair tasks. Students will learn: steering system diagnosis and repair, miscellaneous service, wheel alignment diagnosis, adjust and repair, and wheel and tire diagnosis and repair. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the ATEF Core area exam and earn a Student ASE Achievement decal and certificate.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the ASE end-of-course assessment for automobile electrical/electronic systems and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend postsecondary education and/or training. Students develop diagnostic, technical, and academic skills through classroom instruction and hands-on maintenance applications. Through theory and real-world experiences, students master the concepts and the ability to identify and perform necessary electrical/electronic systems repair tasks. Students will learn: general electrical diagnosis, battery diagnosis and service, starting system diagnosis and repair, charging system diagnosis repair, gauge, warning devices and driver information systems diagnosis and repair, horn diagnosis and repair, wiper/washer diagnosis and repair, accessories diagnosis and repair. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the NATEF Core area exam and earn a Student ASE Achievement decal and certificate.

Auto-Engine Performance-Part B
Auto-Brakes

Through theory and hands-on experiences, students master the concepts and the ability to identify and perform necessary engine performance troubleshooting and repair tasks. Students will learn: engine related service, general engine diagnosis, computerized engine controls, diagnosis and repair, ignition system diagnosis, fuel systems diagnosis and repair, air induction system diagnosis and repair, emission control system diagnosis and repair to include positive crankcase ventilation system, exhaust gas recirculation system, intake air temperature controls, early fuel evaporation controls, and evaporative emission controls. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the ASE Core area exam and earn a Student ASE Achievement decal and certificate.

This course provides the student with the knowledge and the skills necessary to pass the ASE end-of-course assessment for automobile brakes and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend post-secondary education and/or training. Students develop diagnostic, technical and academic skills through classroom instruction and hands-on maintenance applications. Through theory and real-world experiences, students master concepts and the ability to identify and perform necessary brake repair tasks. Students will learn: hydraulic system diagnosis and repair, drum brake diagnosis and repair, disk brake diagnosis and repair, power assist units diagnosis and repair, miscellaneous diagnosis and repair to include wheel bearings, parking brakes, electrical diagnosis and repair of brake light system, and anti lock system diagnosis and repair Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to take the NATEF Core area exam and earn a Student ASE Achievement decal and certificate.

Auto-Engine Performance-Part A
Auto-Heating and Air Conditioning

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the ASE end-of-course assessment for automobile engine performance and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend post-secondary education and/or training. Students develop diagnostic, technical, and academic skills through classroom instruction and hands-on maintenance applications.

This course provides the student with knowledge and skills necessary to pass the ASE end-of-course assessment for automobile heating and air-conditioning systems and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend post-secondary education and/or training. Students develop diagnostic, technical, and academic skills through classroom instruction and hands-on maintenance applications. Through theory and hands-on experiences, students master the concepts and ability to identify and perform necessary air-conditioning troubleshooting and repair tasks.