Automotive Technology

Michael Szittai
Teacher, Career-Tech, Auto Mechanics

Program Overview

This is a two-year program in which students receive training on shop equipment and hand tools necessary to be proficient in the automotive trade industry. Students gain experience with brakes, engines, electrical systems, steering and suspension, heating and air conditioning systems and driveline components. Classroom lessons correlate with active lab experiences using actual vehicles. This program is ASE certified and prepares students to earn ASE certification to become Automotive Technicians.

4 Periods/4 Credits Jr Year

3 Periods/3 Credits Sr Year

Auto Tech 1

Open to Grade 11
Application & interview required
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (passed or currently passing)
Courses: Ground Transportation Maintenance, Ground Transportation Engine & Power Train, Ground Transportation Electrical, Auto Braking/Suspension/Steering

Auto Tech 2
Open to Grade 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Auto Tech 1
Suggested: Algebra 2 completed prior to or during the 12th grade
Courses: Ground Transportation HVAC, Automotive Engine Performance, Transportation Capstone


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Internship Opportunities
Work experience 2nd semester of senior year, 15 hours per week in a related occupation for students with a B (3.0) or higher

College Credit Option
Automotive Technology students have the opportunity to earn college credit. Please click on the right tool bar to download the document  Auto Technology College Credit Information for a complete overview of credit options. 

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Future Career Opportunities
Service Technician: Independent or Dealership
Service Manager
Design Engineer
Service Writer
Emissions Inspector
Alignment Specialist
Parts Counter Salesperson

ASE Areas of Study
Heating and Air-Conditioning
Steering and Suspension
Manual Transmission and Drivetrain
Engine Repair and Engine Performance


Automotive Technology Program Video



West Shore Video for Tomorrow's Tech 2013 School of the Year Competition




Andrew Schulte
Post-Secondary Institution: Universal Technical Institute
Employer: Nissan, USA

Ben Giuliano
Post-Secondary Institution: Wyoming Tech
Employer: Honest Charley Garage, Chattanooga, TN

Robert Anderton
College: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology      Major: Mechanical Engineering
Employer: Honda USA

Nick Petiya
College: Ohio Technical College
Major: BMW Step Training Program

Mr. Mike Szittai
216/227-5701 ext. 14150