This program provides a thorough
understanding of the mechanics of the automobile geared towards the Maintenance and Light Repair G1 Certification.
The instruction is divided into nine teaching modules:
G1. Introduction to Auto Technology MLR
ASE 1. Engine Repair
ASE 2. Automatic Transmission and Transaxle
ASE 3. Manual Drive Train and Axles
ASE 4. Steering and Suspension
ASE 5. Brakes
ASE 6. Electrical and Electronic Systems
ASE 7. Heating and Air Conditioning
ASE 8. Engine Performance
Students will develop mechanical and diagnostic skills and learn to use the most up-to-date tools and equipment. Emphasis will be placed on ASE Certificate, Motor Vehicle Safety and Inspection Licensing. preparation throughout all phases of this program. Graduates are encouraged to continue their education at community colleges or technical institutes.
In the first year, the curriculum is comprised of 60 percent automotive fundamental theory and 40 percent shop/laboratory work.
In the second year of the program, 30 percent of class time is allocated to automotive theory and 70 percent to hands-on shop work.
A report to Congress noted that, when hundreds of occupations were rated according to required skill level, auto and heavy-duty technicians were rated as requiring a high-skill level. In fact, they "were among the highest skill level occupations.
Auto Tech Program Guide
Massanutten Technical Center will provide high school and adult students with the skills, knowledge, and industry-based experiences necessary to attain success in career and community.
Please contact Dennis Moyers, Instructor
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