Automotive Technology

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY I Course No. 8506autotech

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II Course No. 8507

acecolorhswebvsacecolorhermemailOffered at the Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Hermitage and Highland Springs and The Academy at Virginia Randolph

2 years – 6 high school and 14 college credits

State Course Title: Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology is a course designed to provide preparation and training for entry into the many fields related to the automotive industry. The first year is spent learning and practicing general service, maintenance, light repair, and upkeep of all aspects of the automobile, including brakes, engine repair, and tune-up. State-of-the-art technology is emphasized throughout the program.

The second year course involves study and experience in engine repair, electrical systems, and four-wheel alignment. Instruction and training are also provided to develop a thorough understanding of design, construction, and operation of all automotive systems. Techniques that entail diagnostic testing devices to determine the cause of faulty operation, or to properly adjust complex automotive devices and/or systems, are an integral part of this course. With approval and recommendation of the teacher, students may spend time in actual on-the-job work experiences during the second semester.

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ASE_certifiedStudents have the opportunity to become ASE certified in one or all of these areas after passing each certification test:

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

ASE student registration fee is $36 and each test is $33 but is paid for by Henrico County Public Schools

For questions please click here to email the Pre-Engineering and Industrial Careers, Agricultural Education, and JROTC Specialist or visit their page here.

Employment Outlook (According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition):

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