Automotive Technology ICL100031
Credits: BUHS 8, Sending Schools 2
Duration: Full Year
Automotive Technology I is a year long, one block class designed to give students the basic theories and concepts of today’s passenger vehicles. This course is the first of two courses to complete the automotive pathway. When students complete this course, they will possess the necessary knowledge and skills to move on to the next level of this pathway. Students will share classroom and lab time while learning about safety, tools, the systems of an automobile, vehicle identification numbers, automotive physics, body designs, engine configurations, the four-stroke engine process, engine components, mounting and balancing tires, reading tire information, identifying tire wear patterns, vehicle scheduled maintenance and the procedures for performing oil changes and vehicle safety checks.
Throughout the entire pathway, there will be a strong emphasis on teamwork, work ethics, critical thinking, accountability in the workplace and the vitality of any job (regardless of status) being executed properly. There will also be a heavy emphasis on maintaining safety, professionalism and very high standards of vehicle repairs. The goal is to prepare students for real-life situations and to create a strong foundation of skills and knowledge possessed by a highly skilled employee in the automotive industry.
Reading level: Grade 9
Successful completion of a high school math course with a grade of 70 or better.
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