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Foundations of Automotive Technology

Is Foundations of Automotive Technology for You?

  • Are you intrigued by different car designs?
  • Do you prefer working with projects vs. being seated in a classroom?
  • Do you enjoy working with your hands while exercising your mind?
  • Do you like a sense of instant accomplishment with your work?

About the Program

This course is designed for students new to the automotive program. Identification standards covered include an introduction to the following areas: introduction to automobiles; vehicle terminology and systems; tool and personal safety; preventative maintenance; lubrication of systems; proper use of tools and equipment; automotive physics; employability and communication skills.

Sample Course Plan for Foundations of Automotive Technology

Sample Courses

Certifications/Awards for Completing High School Plan

Student ASE Certifications - in up to eight areas including: General Service Technician, Brakes, Suspension, Electrical, Engine Performance

S/P2 Certifications - Safety and Pollution

Snap-On multi meter certification

Earn college credits while in High School


Local Colleges Offering a Continuation of the Program

automotive technology

Career Opportunities

Where this Program is Offered

If this program is not available at your school, meet with your counselor to select courses that will allow you to explore your interest in these careers.

Foundations of Automotive Technology Video