Automotives 1: This course is an introductory course designed for anyone who intends to own and maintain his or her car. The class covers engine fundamentals, auto maintenance and troubleshooting. Automotive systems covered include: ignition, fuel, lubrication, cooling, chassis, exhaust, air conditioning and on-board computer testing. Also covered in this course are units in body and fender work, brakes, tires and tune-up procedures. Students will participate in a hands-on environment in the lab and have the opportunity to work on their personal vehicles. The course stresses diagnosis and problem solving skills used in everyday life. Strong emphasis is placed throughout the entire course on automotive related consumer information.
Automotives 2: This is a continuation of the beginning automotive class. Additional theory is provided along with a strong emphasis on hands-on lab activities. Students refine their diagnostic and repair skills in a lab setting and have the opportunity to spend additional time working on personal or extended projects. In the classroom a variety of technical topics are covered, including high performance systems, alternate fuels and energies, and fabrication. Automotive careers within the automotive field are explored and discussed. Careers examined range from technician, engineering and design, as well as sales and marketing.
Automotives 3: This elective course provides students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned during Autos I & II and apply it to real world situations. Under the direction of the instructor, the student will gain a greater appreciation for automotive projects and creative approaches to using automotive parts for design. Projects include working with OBD systems, brake system components, welding techniques, body work, brakes and engine rebuilding/modifications, and automotive furniture designs.