Automotive Technology


Program Description

Pathfinder's Automotive Technology Program provides students with the basic skills needed to meet the standards of many different types of careers available in the automotive industry. Upon completion, students are expected to earn their student ASE certifications in Automotive Technology. Students participate in rigorous classroom training and use learned theoretical skills for hands on work in our licensed repair automotive facility. This combination of classroom and shop training prepares our students for the demanding jobs available today, and most importantly, tomorrow.

Grade Focus

9th Grade:

  • Automotive Shop Safety
  • Automotive Hand & Power tools
  • Basic Vehicle Maintenance
  • Wheels & Tires Theory
  • Steering & Suspension Theory
  • Basic Electronic Theory

10th Grade:

  • Automotive Shop Safety
  • Battery, Charing, and Starting System Theory
  • Intermediate Level Maintenance Training
  • Brake System Theory
  • Cooling System Theory & Operation
  • Intermediate Electronics Training

11th Grade:

  • Automotive Shop Safety
  • Advanced Level Maintenance & Diagnostics
  • Wheel Alignment Theory & Operation
  • ABS & Brake System Diagnostics
  • Ignition System Theory & Diagnostics
  • Fuel System Theory & Diagnostics
  • Advanced Electronics
  • Electrical Accessory Diagnostics

12th Grade:

  • Automotive Shop Safety
  • General Engine Problems & Diagnostics
  • On-Board Diagnostics
  • Computer Systems - Communications & Diagnostics
  • Engine Performance Theory & Diagnostics
  • Emission Control Systems Theory & Diagnostics
  • Automotive Cooling Systems
  • Advanced Electronics Diagnostics

Hands on Projects

  • Hands on projects will be completed in all eight areas of NATEF - engine
  • Engine Performance
  • Electronics
  • A/C & Heating
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Manual Transmission
  • Suspension & Steering
  • Brake Systems

Automotive Technology Faculty