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    Automotive Technology

    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!

    Course Objectives:

    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

    Benefits/Certifications/Tech Prep:

  • 1.5 Occupational Ed credits
  • 2 semesters - 1.5 credits per semester
  • Pre-Requisites Recommended:

    • Year 1 none
    • Year 2 Skills Center Automotive Technology Year 1

    Cross-Credits:

    Other Requirements:

    • Upon acceptance into the program, student and parent/guardian must participate in the Orientation/Interview at the Skills Center

    Program Supply List/Student Costs:

    Career Opportunities:

    • 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