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Class Information

Automotive Technology Class Information

Length of Course

2 Years

Sessions Offered

Morning: 8:00 - 10:00 or 8:00 - 10:45 (depending on the high school)
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 or 12:00 - 2:45 (depending on the high school)

Main Areas of Focus

Brakes and Braking Systems
Basic Air-Conditioning & Heating
Battery, Starting/Charging Systems
Engine Performance
Automotive Maintenance
Electrical Circuits

State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

Employability Skills, TDL, and Industrial Safety
Electrical - General Electrical Systems and Theory and Operation
Electrical - Battery Diagnosis and Service
Electrical - Starting and Charging Systems Diagnosis and Repair
Electrical - Lighting Systems and Horn and Wiper/Washer Diagnosis and Repair
Electrical - Gauges, Warning Devices Diagnosis and Repair
Electrical - Accessories Diagnosis and Repair
Brakes - General Brake Systems Diagnosis and Hydraulic Systems Diagnosis and Repair
Brakes - Drum and Disc Brake Diagnosis and Repair
Brakes - Power Assist Units Diagnosis and Repair
Brakes - Miscellaneous (Wheel Bearing, Parking Brakes, Electrical), Diagnosis and Repair
Brakes - Electronic Brake, Traction and Stability Control Systems Diagnosis and Repair

Unique to Automotive Technology

This program is primarily a two-year program, however one year can be used as an introduction. Seniors taking the first year should anticipate advanced or continued training.

High School Credit

Credit is earned at the local high schools when the course is completed. Students may be eligible to earn 4th year math-related credit, 3rd year science credit, VPAA credit, and credit for an online learning experience. Check with your counselor for the number of credits your high school offers for this class.


State of Michigan
Engine Performance - Tune up
Automotive Brakes
Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems
Automotive Front-End/Suspension