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Automotive Repair

Do you love cars? A love of cars can be a huge reason behind having an enjoyable career within the automotive industry. However, there are many great reasons to work in the automotive industry. The auto industry is very diverse and has a career for everyone. Maybe you’re a person who likes to work with your hands and solve problems. A career in auto service and repair offers variety in day-to- day work, along with the sense of a job well done when returning a repaired vehicle to its owner. Maybe you’re looking for more opportunity to work with people thanks to great communication skills and a knack for customer service. Your personality fits a career as a service advisor, estimator, manager or parts professional. There is PLENTY of room to grow in this profession as learning the basics of car repair and additional education could lead you to become an automotive engineer-designing, developing, and manufacturing motorcycles, automobiles, and trucks!

7th Grade - Design & Modeling
9th Grade - Intro to STEM Careers & Technologies
10th Grade -  Intro to Transportation Systems
11th Grade - Automotive Technologies
12th Grade - Advanced Automotive Technologies

Program Highlights

• Students not only learn about braking systems, engine performance, suspension, tires, air-conditioning, cooling systems and drive trains, but also how to manage and repair these systems 

• Students operate a REAL, on-site automotive repair shop 

• Students are members of SkillsUSA, a national student youth group/organization. SkillsUSA allows students to participate in competitive events, fund-raisers, community service projects and social chapter activities

• Students have the opportunity to intern during their senior year in a (potentially paid) automotive-related profession by participating in the Global Internship Experience 

Industry Recognized Credentials

• Automotive Service Excellence Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair (3 points) 
• Automotive Service Excellence Automotive Engine Performance (3 points) 
• Automotive Service Excellence Automotive Suspension & Steering (3 points) 
• Automotive Service Excellence Automotive Brakes (3 points) 
• CPR First Aid (1 point) 
• OSHA 10 Hour (1 point) 

State Approved Courses

• Ground Transportation Maintenance 
• Ground Transportation Engine and PowerTrain 
• Automotive Braking Suspension & Steering Systems 
• Automotive Engine Performance 

Cost Free College Credit Opportunities

Students are eligible to receive articulated academic credit for the following Terra State Community College courses:

• AAD110 Auto Electricity (4 credit hours)

• AAD1120 Auto Engines (4 credit hours)

• AAD1150 Introduction to Auto (3 credit hours)

• AAD1400 Suspension (3 credit hours)

• AAD1500 Braking Systems (3 credit hours)

• Automotive PowerTrain I (3 credit hours)

• Automotive PowerTrain II (4 credit hours)

• AAD2640 Fuel & Emissions Systems (3 credit hours)

• MFG1020 Safety (1 credit hour)
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