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.