In Automotive Technology, students learn the functions and operational systems of vehicles, as well as how to diagnose and repair them. Instruction includes accepted diagnostic and repair procedures using modern equipment updated to industry standards. Care and maintenance of tools, equipment, and vehicles are stressed throughout the program, in addition to safety procedures.
Upon completion of the Automotive Technology course, the student will be able to:
Students in Automotive Technology have the opportunity to compete for prizes and scholarships in numerous competitions. Several recent competitions have included a SkillsUSA automotive competition, Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition, and the IMSTEA Super Mileage Challenge.
A successful student in Automotive Technology should enjoy working with vehicles, have good mechanical skills, good problem-solving abilities, and good interpersonal skills.
Students who have mastered the necessary competencies may qualify for cooperative education placement during the second semester of their senior year.
The student must provide basic auto repair tools.
Post-secondary credit is available for students continuing their education at Ivy Tech Community College.
2 or 4 semesters, 2 blocks per day; Open to juniors and seniors