REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2023 - 2024 CLASSES!
An introductory automotive program that focuses on what all car owners should know and be able to do.
This program focuses on the fundamental knowledge and experience in owning and maintaining an automobile. Discover how to choose a quality repair facility, buy a car, choose an insurance policy, handle roadside emergencies, diagnose common problems, and communicate effectively with technicians. You will learn about safety, tools, automotive systems, and how to complete basic maintenance and repairs. For individuals that want to pursue Automotive Technology as a career, this course provides a solid foundation critical to maintenance, light repair, auto ownership, and how cars work.
Activities are both hands-on and Internet-based. Most hands-on activities can be completed with a limited number of tools. Some activities can also be completed more than once to extend hours of instruction, enhancing the student’s skill set.
This curriculum has been correlated to the ASE Education Foundation Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Task List. “The ASE Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits entry-level automotive technology education programs against standards developed by the automotive service industry. It also develops career-readiness education for students which fuse local partnerships, rigorous standard-based education, workplace experience, and mentorship together.” Accredited programs train students to become ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified. This course correlates to beginning MLR standards (over 60%), making it an ideal first course in becoming an Automotive Technician. For a program to be MLR certified, ASE requires 540 hours of instruction. Completing our course provides the first 135 hours.
Course Materials: Online computer access at home. Other material TBD Categories:
Academic Elective; Automotive
Target Levels: Grade 8-12
Prerequisite: No prerequisites for this class High School Credits: This course can be either a 1/2 credit or 1 credit course and covers 135 hours of instruction.
This course is availabe in two semesters but can be separated out so that your student just takes the first semester.
Buying an Automobile
What to Expect at Repair Facilities
Safety Around the Automobile
Auto Care and Cleaning
Fluid Level Check including oil change
Alternative Fuels and Designs
Common Automotive Problems
Roadside Emergencies incl flat tires
All about Tires and Brakes
How Cars Work
Tools and Equipment
Cooling System and Climate Control
Suspension, Steering and Tires
Exhaust and Emissions
Teacher: Andy Huddle
Andy has worked 20 years with Michelin North America in the fields of tire/wheel mounting quality management, auditing, inventory control and forecasting. BS Management and BS Statistics - University of Tennessee - 30 years automotive experience including building engines, transmissions, driveshafts, U and CV joints, batteries, starting systems, electrical wiring/troubleshooting, suspension components, braking systems and their maintenance incl ABS , engine coolant system, fuel systems including both carburetors and fuel injection systems, power steering, engine maintenance, tires changes, wear, blow outs, flats, inspections, aged tires, wheels, bearings, A/C, lubrication and fluid types and exhaust. Experience in fabrication, welding and modifying components for high performance. Emphasis on the balance of reliability, cost and safety.
Tuition and Class Schedule for Year 2023 - 2024
Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
September 14 - December 7, 2023 (Thanksgiving Break November 20 - 24, 2023)
January 11 - April 11, 2024 (Spring Break March 18 - 22, 2024)
$ 550 (two semesters)
$ 300 (one semester)
**Annual Registration Fee: $75 per student or $125 for family.**