Trade & Industrial

Automotive Technology


AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY I

(1 Block, full year)
Pre-Requisite: Grade 10 or 11; 16 years of age by October 1

In this first year of the two-block program sequence, students learn all aspects of hand/power tools, basic repair, safety, and customer service by concentrating on the four primary ASE/NATEF certified areas: Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Electrical/Electronics, and Engine Performance.

Students will read and apply technical information from a variety of documents or electronic media.




AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II

(1 Block, full year)
Pre-Requisite: Auto Tech I

Students continue implementation of all the aspects of repair, safety, and customer service by concentrating on the four primary Automotive Service Excellence/National Automotive Technicians Foundation (ASE/NATEF certified areas: Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Electrical/Electronics, and Engine performance.

Students who successfully complete this program sequence will be prepared to take and pass the respective ASE/NATEF exams, Virginia State Inspection License exam, and will be prepared for postsecondary education opportunities.

Students 18 years of age who take and pass the Virginia State Police Safety Inspection examination will be issued a certified Inspection License by the Virginia State Police.




Club Affiliation: Required, Skills USA-Automotive, dues $25.00


Electricity


ELECTRICITY I

(1 Block, one semester)
Pre-Requisite: 16 years of age as of October 1

Students develop skills in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems. They study electrical theory, are introduced to the National Electrical Code, and select and install conductor. Extensive hands-on experience is provided on wiring receptacles, switches, and lights, etc.



ELECTRICITY II

(1 Block, Full Year)
Pre-Requisite: ELECTRICITY I

The second year of electricity continues to study direct, and alternating current (AC/DC), industrial electricity, and motors, as related to practical laboratory work in home, and industrial wiring. All projects include applied math, theory, and fundamentals in the field of electricity. This is a two period class.



Club affiliation - Skills USA - Electricity - recommended, dues $25.00



Requirements: OSHA Construction Industry Safety course, before going in the lab, $25.00 fee paid by Building Trades Foundation. Steel toed safety boots, student pays $10.00