The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has recognized our Automotive Technology program (Level 1 & 2) as a 2013 NATEF certified training program. ASE has certified the program for both the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certification and as an Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) training program. As a result of these prestigious certifications, students have an opportunity to qualify for internships sponsored by local dealerships, compete in local and national competitions, as well as obtain manufacturer developed competencies in all 8 areas of auto repair.
The Hunter Hawkeye Elite has arrived as of January 2016! We just received this amazing piece of equipment and can now perform the most accurate alignments you can get. This is industry grade equipment and is what we see used locally in shops.
This is our year old Hunter Road Force Balancer. This balancer can simulate the weight a car driving down the road produces and can measure even the smallest amount of dynamic or static imbalance.
This is our Hunter TC3700 Tire Mounting Machine. This machine can mount monster truck tires, as well as low profile tires. This machine looks a bit daunting but once you learn how to use it, its a snap. These are all top of the line, industry grade machines. Learning how to use these is just part of what we do!
Course# 821, Grades 10-11, 2 Credits, Year
In Automotive Technology 1, you will study many of the major automotive systems while learning how a quality automotive shop operates. Major topics of instruction include: shop safety, shop operations, lubrication, engine components, steering and suspension, brake systems, and vehicle safety inspections. You will also develop an understanding of service write-ups, customer service, and parts management. You will gain valuable hands-on experience performing live work in the Salem AutoTech shop. Appropriate safety instruction is provided and students are required to wear proper footwear, eyewear, and clothing for use in laboratory activities. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recognizes the Salem Automotive Technology program as a certified training program and it has achieved National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certification. You will be eligible to earn SP2 safety certification, Valvoline oil certification, as well as industry-driven training from various local companies.
Course# 823, Grades 11-12, 2 Credits (RS), Year
In Automotive Technology 2, you will use the skills and competencies mastered in Automotive Technology 1, while mastering new competencies in front-end alignment, steering and suspension, emissions, engine principles, cooling and heating systems, electrical diagnosis and repair as well as scan tool use. A continued emphasis on safety, shop management, and proper workplace attitude are important components of this course. You are required to provide proper footwear and clothing for use in laboratory activities. Automotive related colleges and post-secondary schools visit the program each fall to inform you of post-secondary options. You will be eligible for student level ASE certification and have the opportunity to compete in Skills USA competition.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Automotive Technology 1 or teacher recommendation.