Automotive Technology



Auto Tech I

Prerequisite: Completion of Driver’s Education Part 1

Students will apply the principles and functions of components as they pertain to automotive systems. The course is divided into three major areas of study, including a light service unit, automotive electrical systems, and braking systems. Included in the light service unit are topics ranging from reference materials and micrometers to basic vehicle systems like cooling, lubrication, and wheels/tires. The automotive electrical systems unit includes all aspects of automotive electrical systems from the basic battery, alternator and starter to advanced electrical diagnostics, while the braking systems unit covers all aspects of automotive braking systems, including hydraulic principles, disc and drum braking systems, and anti-lock braking systems.

  • The laboratory portion covers approximately 70 percent of this course

  • Students should be able to obtain state mechanic certification in at least two of the test categories 

  • NATEF certification is available

  • Internships are available through the A-YES Program

  • Articulation is available with Washtenaw Community College

  • Students can take Automotive Technology II the following year

auto tech II

Prerequisite: Completion of Driver's Education Part 1 & 2 and successful completion of Auto I

This course covers an advanced study of topics covered in the prerequisite course, plus additional instruction in two major areas of study. The major areas of concentration are steering, suspension, wheel alignment, and an extensive unit on engine performance/drivability. The steering, suspension, and wheel alignment unit covers all aspects of current vehicle steering and suspension designs. The engine performance/drivability unit covers a vast number of topics including electronic fuel injection, computerized engine control, exhaust gas emission testing/analysis, ignition systems, compression, and leak down testing.

State of the art diagnostic equipment will be emphasized throughout this unit. This course is exclusively designed to provide the student with relevant and realistic hands-on training for preparation into the automotive servicing field as well as establishing a foundation for possible careers in Product Testing Technician, Dynamometer Technician, Service Manager, Parts Manager, Factory Service Representative, and Engineering Technician. Students should be able to obtain state mechanical certification in steering, suspension, and engine performance after successful completion of this course.

NATEF certification is available

Internships are available through the A-YES Program

Articulation is available with Washtenaw Community College

This class is a full year which gets an "early start"

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If you have any questions, please e-mail Tim Timoszyk or visit Mr. Timoszyk's Website

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