Automotive Technology ICL100032
Credits: BUHS 12, Sending Schools 3
Duration: Full Year
Grades: 11 & 12
Automotive Technology I is designed to provide students the basic theories and concepts of today’s passenger vehicles. This is the first of two courses to complete the automotive pathway. Students will share classroom and lab time while learning safety, tool use, 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 is a strong emphasis on teamwork, work ethic, critical thinking skill development, and accountability in the workplace, as well as 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 needed by a highly skilled employee in the automotive industry.
Prerequisites: Students will need to have completed the equivalent credits to place them at the 11th-grade level upon the time they enter the program. This means students need to have successfully completed a minimum two years of high school English; two years of high school math including Algebra, two years of Social Studies, one year of science, physical education, and health requirements. Or the permission from the WRCC director to apply.
Students must have completed at least one core general education high school Math course related to the pathway with a grade of 70 or better before they are eligible to apply for a program/pathway.
Recommended reading level: Grade 9
WRCC Algebra II - CM007822 (block, semester)
Essentials of Math for College & Careers - CM007824 (block, semester)
Essentials of Math for College & Careers - CM007826 (single period, year-long, filling the block for level 2 students)
Professional English I - CE000215 (block, semester)
Professional English II - CE000217 (block, semester)
Professional English II - CE000218 (single period, year-long, filling the block for level 2 students)
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