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.
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.
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.
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.