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Automotive Technology


Automotive Technology I P introduces students to standard automotive repair and maintenance, through online industry safety training, instructional content and hands-on shop work.

Students will learn how to maintain a shop, and work in teams to diagnose and solve problems. They will become familiar with the systems of a car, the names of parts, and how each system informs and interacts with the other.

Selection of skills and knowledge learned throughout the course:

Students will be exposed to the automotive business and industry, and be provided with entry-level job skills.

  • Function and name of auto parts
  • Front end alignment
  • Safety, fasteners, hand tool identification and usage
  • Vehicle systems
  • Electrical fundamentals
  • Service information access and use
  • Automotive chemical and fluid applications
  • Hazardous waste handling
  • General shop equipment usage
  • Vehicle servicing
  • Troubleshooting, Analysis, and Shop Practices


Automotive Technology II expands students’ knowledge, experience, and workplace readiness by assuming the leadership roles of manager, instructor and mentor.

Students will apply appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge while leading shop operations and being asked to “train” their crews. They will develop and utilize critical thinking skills to recognize and thoughtfully investigate the root causes of problems, and persevere in solving them.

Selection of skills and knowledge learned throughout the course:

For students seeking specialized training designed to meet standards set by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

  • Advanced technical skills and essential worker traits
  • Further development of work ethic
  • Organizational and leadership skills
  • Diagnostics and repair
* Students must complete certain requirements to receive the follow certifications.
  • AllData

  • ShopKey

  • SP2 Automotive Safety

  • SP2 Automotive Pollution Prevention

  • Valvoline Oil

  • WD40

  • ASE Student Certification (2nd year students)

  • Students receive a total of 30 elective credits
  • SLZUSD students may receive a Math Credit
    (Must speak with school counselor)
  • UC “g” Course Credit

  • Dual Enrollment with Chabot College

  • SkillsUSA Competition participation opportunity

girl fixing tire
student checking car