Auto Services Technology

This program provides the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the automotive service field. Students are instructed in every major aspect of automotive maintenance and repair including the specialized areas of brakes, engine performance, electrical & electronic systems, and suspensions and steering. Safe practices are emphasized in all aspects of the program. Students learn to use supportive technology, test analyzers, hand tools, power tools, and computer applications. Communication, mathematics and science applications are integrated in the program Personal qualities necessary for automotive technician are emphasized and evaluated.


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The Automotive Service Program is NATEF Certified. NATEF or National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation is the educational arm of the Automotive Service Excellence organization (ASE) which insures that automotive-based programs operate to industry standards.

Automotive Service Technology is approved as a Completer Program (a graduation requirement option).

Automotive Service Technology may grant 10 student service learning hours per level.

Program Schedule:

- SPRING of Junior Year (3 credits)Auto Service Technology I
- FALL of Senior Year (3 credits)Auto Service Technology II

Major Units of Study:

- Brakes Systems

- Electrical and Electronic Systems

- Engine Performance

- Engine Repair

- Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

- Manual Drive Transmission and Axles

- Suspension and Steering Systems

Career Specific Electives:

- Advance Design Applications

- Technical Design

- Technical Impacts and Issues

- Business Principles and Practice

- AP Physics

- Chemistry I or H Chemistry I

- Science Electives

- Internship

- Math elective beyond Algebra II

- Agricultural Mechanical Technology

- Business Communications & Keyboarding

- Public Speaking

Career Opportunities:

- Automotive Technician

- Automotive Sales

- Maintenance & Light Repair Technician

- Brake Systems Technician

- Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician

- Suspension & Steering System Technician

- Vehicle Safety Inspector

- Service Advisor

- Service Manager

- Lead Technician

- Quality Assurance Technician

Continuing Education Opportunities:

- After market Supplies Seminars

- Articulation with Community College of Baltimore County (Catonsville)

- ASE Certification

- Automotive Manufacture Schools

- College

- Military Services

- Specialty Training Schools

- Trade and Technical Schools

For more information about careers in the cosmetology field, please check out this link to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Auto Service Technician & Mechanic