Interested in a hands-on class that requires critical thinking as well as an interest in the auto industry? Gain a solid foundation in automotive technology and the skills for gainful employment. You will learn about brake systems, maintenance, and other systems that function within a vehicle. Gain certification that meets industry needs. College credit may be earned in this program
Study the history and development of the application of various power sources to do work. The emphasis is on basic theory and operation of the gasoline engine and the use of basic automotive hand tools and test equipment (e.g., compression tester, vacuum gauge, timing light, hydrometer, volt meter, time pressure gauge, radiator pressure tester, etc). This is a consumer-oriented course. The major projects are to service and tune-up automobiles.
Location: Washington Middle School
Automotive Students in Action!
Students will be able to perform the following tasks:
- understand the theory and basic operation of the gasoline engine;
- use of basic automotive tools and test equipment;
- service and tune-up automobiles
1.5 Occupational Ed credits
2 semesters - 1.5 credits per semester
- Year 1 none
- Year 2 Skills Center Automotive Technology Year 1
- Upon acceptance into the program, student and parent/guardian must participate in the Orientation/Interview at the Skills Center
Program Supply List/Student Costs:
- Entry-level automotive mechanic positions
Summer School Opportunity: Intro to Automotive Technology
Learn basic vehicle maintenance and safety requirements in the automotive industry. Students will participate in hands-on learning, field trips,and guest speakers from related industries.
Locations: Ingraham and West Seattle high schools