Automotive Technologies

Students get plenty of "hands-on" opportunities to work on cars and take field trips to auto shows to learn more about the industry.

Tools, Engines & Technology

Auto technicians remain in high demand as today's cars continue to be more technologically advanced.  Graduates of the CTE Automotive Technologies program have a competitive advantage for the growing number of jobs forecast.  Students work as a team in the auto lab with shop-owned and customer vehicles to troubleshoot and repair problems. Learn about current engine technology, perform engine maintenance and repairs, and diagnose and repair steering, suspension, brakes and electrical issues using current online software in conjunction with work in the auto shop.  Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible to take the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Entry-level certification test, a first step in building career credentials as an automotive service professional.


Jim Deroshia

Instructional Assistant:

Tim Freehling

Learn About:

  • Engine Maintenance & Light Repair
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • Manual Drive Train and Axles
  • Suspension & Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance
  • Service Management

Potential Career Opportunities:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Master Technician
  • Service Management
  • Service Writer
  • Business/Auto Shop Owner
  • Parts Specialist
  • Pit Crew Technician

Student Organization:

  • SkillsUSA

Course Syllabus:

  • To be provided

High School Credit Opportunities:

  • Final-year Math
  • 2nd Science
  • 2nd World Languages
  • Online Learning Experience

College Credit Opportunities:

  • AUTO-100 Intro to Automotive (3)
  • AUTO-146 Braking Systems (4)
  • AUTO-221 Steering & Suspension (4)

Certifications Available:

  • ASE Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR)

Automotive Program