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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

This program is designed to prepare students for a career in the high demand area of automotive technology.  They will learn the basic principles of operation, shop practices, use of tools, shop safety and the use of diagnostic test equipment.  Theory and practice are combined to perform basic service in engine repair, engine performance, electrical systems, brake systems, suspension, wheel alignment, steering, air conditioning, and light transmission repair.  Students will work in a large state-of-the-art, 16 bay service area with up-to-date service tools.  In Automotive Technology II or III emphasis is placed on automotive “on board” computers fuel injection service, computer wheel alignment and electronic diagnosis.  There will be opportunities offered for Michigan Mechanic Certification Testing.  All Automotive classes are taught by ASE certified instructors.  Students successfully completing these programs may earn college credits through articulation agreements.

SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT

  • Sun equipment
  • (MCA) scopes
  • VAT-60-40
  • Valve grinders
  • Brake machine center
  • Sioux engine rebuilding equipment
  • Freon reclaimer system
  • Mitchell CD-ROM information system
  • Manufacturer’s Diagnostic Equipment

OCCUPATIONAL OPTIONS

  • Auto Electric Specialist
  • Engine Performance Specialist
  • Electronic Engine Control Specialist
  • Mechanic’s Assistant
  • General Mechanic
  • Parts Service Advisor
  • Parts Counter Person

SKILLS TAUGHT

  • Troubleshooting
  • Lubrication
  • Parts ordering
  • Computerized engine control diagnosis
  • Oscilloscope use
  • Wheel alignment and suspension service
  • Electrical system diagnosis
  • Customer service skills
  • Brake diagnosis and repair

Offered shift 4 (4 semesters)

Learn shop practices, tool use, shop safety, diagnostic test equipment. Two-year course includes diagnosis and repair of the auto power train, fuel, electrical, cooling and brake systems, including all of their components. State licensing available.