Automotive Technology I


  • CTE Sector: Transportation
  • CTE Pathway: Systems Diagnostics, Service, and Repair
  • Located at: California, Whittier
  • Recommended Prerequisite: None

Course Description

Automotive Technology I prepares students for employment where a broad skill set and general understanding of all automotive systems are required. Students will identify commonly used tools and equipment, know a variety of sources of service information, and perform basic vehicle service and maintenance related to engine performance, transmissions, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and customer service procedures. There is an emphasis on safety in the workplace related to use of protective eye wear/clothing, general lab procedures, use of equipment and ventilation. Worksite learning is an optional component of this class and is available to eligible students.

Integrated throughout the course are standards for Career Ready Practice and Academic Content Standards which include: appropriate technical skills, and academic knowledge including industry-specific vocabulary; communication skills; career planning; applied technology; critical thinking and problem solving; personal health and financial literacy; citizenship, integrity, ethical leadership and effective management; work productively while integrating cultural and global competence; creativity and innovation; reliable research strategies, and environment, social and economic impacts of decisions.