Automotive Technology

  • Automotive Tecnhology offers the following courses and certifications:

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  • Automotive Technology I

    ACC LogoAutomotive Technology I explores automotive industry standards and terminology, career opportunities and classifications, shop operations and safety, tool identification and usage, diagnostic equipment identification and usage, automotive systems, tires and wheels, hydraulic braking systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, and preventative maintenance. Also included is basic operation of automotive braking systems, operation, diagnosis and basic repair of disc, drum, and basic hydraulic braking systems. The basics of electrical systems, electronic systems, batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, electrical instruments and accessories, and ignition systems will also be studied. This course focuses on the diagnosis and service of suspensions and steering systems and their components. Students who successfully complete all Automotive Technology courses will have the knowledge needed to pass the ASE certification exam for MLR. Students who pass the exam and meet the work-based requirement will be eligible and encouraged to enter the workforce as an ASE-Certified MLR Technician.

    Grades: 10-12

    Length: 1 Year

    Credits: 2 Credits (1 CTE / 1 Physical Science)

    Concurrent Enrollment: Arapahoe Community College (ASE 101, 103, 122, 250) Concurrent Enrollment credits can be taken in either Automotive Technology I or Automotive Technology II, but cannot be repeated

    Certifications: Snap-on Certifications (Multimeter, Torque, Precision Measurement, Scanner and Diagnostics), ASE Student Automobile Certifications (Brake Systems, Suspension & Steering Systems, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Engine Performance)

  • Automotive Technology II

    ACC LogoAutomotive Technology II is the second course in the Automotive Technology program of study and covers important skills and knowledge on becoming a professional service technician. The Automotive Technology II course prepares students for entry into Automotive Technology III. Students study automotive general electrical systems, starting and charging systems, batteries, lighting, and electrical accessories. Students who successfully complete all Automotive Technology courses will have the knowledge needed to pass the ASE certification exam for MLR. Students who pass the exam and meet the work-based requirement will be eligible and encouraged to enter the workforce as an ASE-Certified MLR Technician.

    Grades: 11-12

    Prerequisites: Automotive Technology I

    Length: 1 Year

    Credits: 2 Credits (1 CTE / 1 Physical Science)

    Concurrent Enrollment: Arapahoe Community College (ASE 101, 103, 120, 250) Concurrent Enrollment credits can be taken in either Automotive Technology I or Automotive Technology II, but cannot be repeated

    Certifications: Snap-on Certifications (Wheel Service & Alignment, Advanced Scanner Diagnostics, Pro-Cut on-car Rotor Machining, Battery Starting and Charging), ASE Student Automobile Certifications (Brake Systems, Suspension & Steering Systems, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Engine performance)

  • Automotive Technology III

    ACC LogoStudents learn advanced diagnostic techniques including high performance concepts. Do you love automotive technology, but want to know more about how to make cars go fast? Do you have a mechanical mind, and don’t just love working with cars, but want to maximize horsepower to achieve top speed at the race track? Does this sound like you? In our Automobile Technology III class, you will be part of a team that: Builds a high-performance engine and runs it on a specialized test stand, is exposed to all aspects of engine machining, learns how to tune engines for maximum output and drivability using various data acquisition tools, learns to improve performance of engines and maintain peak performance of racing engines, and learns aspects of high-performance chassis, brake and suspension modifications including those on our in-house NASCARs. In addition, students will have opportunities to compete in our SkillsUSA program. Students study and service suspension and steering systems and brake systems. Students who successfully complete all Automotive Technology courses will have the knowledge needed to pass the ASE certification exam for MLR. Students who pass the exam and meet the work-based requirement will be eligible and encouraged to enter the workforce as an ASE-Certified MLR Technician. 

    Grades: 12

    Prerequisites: Automotive Technology I and II (previously MLR I and MLR II); secondary application and skills assessment required

    Concurrent Enrollment: Arapahoe Community College (ASE 110, 140, 122, 264) 

    Length: 1 Year

    Credits: 2 Credits (2 CTE)

    Certifications: Continuation of Snap-on Certifications (Wheel Service & Alignment, Advanced Scanner Diagnostics,  Pro-Cut on-car Rotor Machining, Battery Starting and Charging), ASE Student Automobile Certifications (Brake Systems, Suspension & Steering Systems, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Engine performance)

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