The evolution of automotive repair has seen a change in emphasis from mechanical to technological work. Presently, vehicles use high-tech computers and complex electronic systems to monitor the performance of the vehicle. A strong sense an understanding of how each computer devise interacts, as well the ability to deal with electronic diagnostic equipment and digital online reference manuals is key to the success of being a modern-day technician.
Employment in the industry ranges from working in dealerships, among the numerous big-names brands to being a key part of the states growing alternative and green technology movement. Employment doesn't stop at the Auto Shop, either. With the right skills, transportation technology work can include employment in private and public fleets, work doing customization and restoration of classic cars, placement as shop foreman and service advisors, quality auditing and safety management, and work in automotive assemble and engineering.
This is the first course in the Transportation Technology pathway. This course covers basic principles of operation of engines, transmission, steering suspension, brakes, electrical, and computer-controlled systems found on the modern automobiles. Scheduled preventative automotive maintenance, and minor services are performed. This course is geared toward the average non technical young lady or young mean who wishes to learn the principles of vehicle ownership and the theory of transportation technology. This is great place to start!!!
This course prepares students for post-secondary education and employment in the transportation industry. Transportation Technology 2 is the second course of the program of study and covers important skills and knowledge or becoming a professional technician. The course covers automotive systems, auto shop safety, tools and equipment, engine fundamentals, fuel systems cooling systems and lubrication system principles and theory.
Is an advanced course that will cover the design, theory of operation and service of several current hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. The class will run in a similar format to an actual automotive service and repair facility where students will develop professional skills in maintenance, repair, and diagnostic of transportation technology malfunctions.