This program is designed to prepare students with hands on experience and skills for participation in the automotive field. Through classroom, laboratory, and off campus experiences, students will be introduced to emerging computer and electronic technology, and alternative fuel systems. Advanced placement and credit for prior learning in school and on the job are possible.
Students in this program are expected to provide their own safety footwear, tool set, and other personal items appropriate for automotive laboratory classes.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate ability to document and explain customer service needs and work completed.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and apply automotive safety regulations when performing automotive maintenance and repair.
- Identify and list career opportunities in the automotive industry including sales, service and design of automobile, diesel, motorcycle, aircraft and watercraft.
- Ability to demonstrate skills and competencies in maintenance and repair for all automotive systems required for employment (and eventual preparation for the nationally recognized testing and certification organization, ASE, Automotive Society of Engineers.)
- Ability to identify and safely use automotive tools and diagnostic equipment.
- Ability to identify current trends in the automotive industry to include alternative fuel technologies.