Automotive Technology

  • Automotive Tecnhology offers the following courses and certifications:

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  • Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) I

    Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) 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 MLR 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, 264) Concurrent Enrollment credits can be taken in either MLR I or MLR 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)

  • Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) II

    MLR II is the second course in the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair program of study and covers important skills and knowledge on becoming a professional service technician. The Maintenance and Light Repair II (MLR II) course prepares students for entry into Maintenance and Light Repair III. Students study automotive general electrical systems, starting and charging systems, batteries, lighting, and electrical accessories. Students who successfully complete all MLR 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: MLR 1

    Length: 1 Year

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

    Concurrent Enrollment: Arapahoe Community College (ASE 101, 103, 122, 250, 264) Concurrent Enrollment credits can be taken in either MLR I or MLR 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)

  • Auto Service Technology MLR III High Performace

    Students learn advanced diagnostic techniques including high performance concepts, Skills USA, and 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 High Performance 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, takes part in an off-site engine dynamometer run, 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 MLR 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: Maintenance and Light Repair I & II or equivalent course work

    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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