Automotive Technician

Grades 11-12
The Automotive Technology program is a two year program designed for students who desire a career in the field of automotive service and repair. CCTEC is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)/National Automotive Technology Education Foundation (NATEF) Certified Program. Using the ASE curriculum this program will provide a solid foundation for the graduate who plans to attend college with a major in Automotive Technology or enter the workforce.

This course focuses on Engine Performance, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, and Electrical Systems. Instruction consists of classroom instruction and shop participation.

College Credit
CTE Credit by Exam
Upon graduation from high school, students can have college credit for their high school course work. The ‘blue’ CTE Credit by Exam application may be obtained from your counselor. Your high school administrator or counselor will verify the student maintained a “B” or better in their Career and Technical Education (CTE) course work, 90% attendance, and a passing score on their Technical Skill Assessment (TSA). Students will turn this form into admissions when they apply to Crowder College. Once the coursework has been approved by Crowder College and the student has complete 12 credits of instruction at Crowder College, the CTE Credit by Exam coursework will be added to the student’s Crowder College transcript. There is a $50 fee for each course.

Dual Credit
The Dual Credit Program, offered through Crowder College, allows high school students, while still attending the high school program at Crowder College Technical Education Center, the opportunity to enroll in and receive both high school and college credit during normal class hours. Participation in the dual credit program enables high school students to get a “head start” on their college career as well as prepare them for the challenges of college courses.

Requirements include:

  • Student has completed their sophomore year of high school and be 16 years of age
  • Has at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Be recommended for admission by a high school counselor
  • See other Student Requirements and Student Expectations on the Crowder College Web Site

This opportunity will cost the student $60 per credit hour to be paid while the student is enrolled in the high school course. The course work will appear on the student’s Crowder College Transcript once the high school course is finished.

The following can be earned through CTE Credit by Exam or Dual Credit

AUTO 115, Engine Repair – 5 Credits
Engine Repair is designed to teach the student accepted methods of service and repair of the engine and related systems: engine overhaul, cooling, lubrication, fuel, ignition and exhaust systems. It includes instruction in tool selection, usage, maintenance, and shop safety. Practice is provided with live service and repair in the engine repair laboratory.

AUTO 124, Automotive Brake Systems – 4 Credits
A course designed for the automotive student or the practicing automotive technician. This course is a study of the principles involved in the braking systems of the modern automobile. Instruction is given in the skills needed to diagnose and repair braking systems. Special emphasis is given to hydraulic theory, computerized anti-lock systems and the use and application of modern test equipment in the diagnosis and repair of these systems.

AUTO 125, Automotive Electrical Systems – 5 Credits
This is a concentrated course in automotive electrical systems. Included is a review of basic electrical principles. Systems studied include charging, starting, ignition, lighting and fuel. Emphasis is given to electronic ignition and electronic fuel injection. Practice is provided with live service and repair in the automotive laboratory.

Instructor:
Galeon Smith
ASE Certified