Do you like to work with your hands? Do you want to learn how everything works? Do you like lots of tools? If so this class is for you. This class will cover the introduction to the automotive industry. First, the class will cover introductory levels beginning with shop safety practices and automotive tool use. The students will learn all maintenance aspects of modern vehicles. The cars we work on are school cars, student cars, student friend’s cars. Brakes, suspension, steering and alignment will be the first systems covered. Next, the students are required to disassemble an engine completely. Students will inspect the engine, measure with precision tools and machine as needed. When the engine is assembled the fuel and ignition systems will be installed and the engine is test ran on a stand. The students will learn all procedures involving an engine re-build. They will be able to apply their skills to diagnose engine problems. Automotive Maintenance Technology 2 will bring all prior learned knowledge together turning it into diagnostic skills. Electrical systems will be covered, including advanced fuel, ignition and computer systems. Many faults are installed in school cars and the students will diagnose these problems. Transmissions, four wheel drive and differentials will be covered next. Students will also learn the business part of the automotive industry including billing and customer service.
This program is articulated with Lewis and Clark Junior College and Rankin Technical College
Dual Credit with SWIC:
ACRT 141 - Steering and Suspension
What to Expect:
Students should expect a hands-on environment working on vehicles. Labs are designed to replace real world automotive problems.
Career Opportunities and Job Titles:
Entry-level after high school graduation and Collinsville Area Vocational Center training:
Entry-level after Junior College Program leading to an Associate Degree or Certificate Program
Entry-level after Baccalaureate Degree: