Automotive

Occupation Opportunities
Auto Collision Technician
Auto Refinish Technician
Auto Body Damage Estimator

Certification Opportunities
Safety and Pollution Prevention (S/P2)
Student ASE certifications
National Automotive Student Skills
Standards Assessment

Credits for this Program Include:

Year 1
Auto Body Technology I (1 Credit)
Auto Body Technology II (2 Credits)

Year 2
Auto Body Technology III (3 Credits)

Preferred Aptitudes
Physical endurance
Tolerance for noise, fumes, dirt and dus

Courthouse Campus

The first year includes a study of related hand and power tools, vehicle construction, metal working, metal cutting (plasma and torch), MIG welding, basic of paint spraying equipment, priming with high volume/low pressure (HVLP) equipment, and repairing, replacing, and adjusting damaged vehicle components. Second-year study includes structural damage and repair, analyzing damage and estimating repair costs, customer relations, plastic repair, and the prepping and application of the newest automotive paint materials. Through the ASE Education Foundation, an opportunity also exists for qualifying students to apprentice full-time at an automotive repair facility in the summer after the first year and part-time during the second year of the program.

Occupation Opportunities
Service Parts Person
Small Engine Mechanic
Diesel Service Technician
Automotive Technician
Marine Technician

Certification Opportunities
Safety and Pollution Prevention (S/P2)
Virginia State Inspection License
Student ASE Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR) Exam

Credits for this Program Include:

Year 1
Automotive Technology I (1 Credit)
Automotive Technology II (2 Credits)

Year 2
Automotive Technology III (3 Credits)

Preferred Aptitudes
Physical endurance
Tolerance for noise, fumes, dirt and dust
Proficiency in mathematics and science

Courthouse Campus

This two-year course includes routine automotive service facility practices, preventative maintenance procedures, customer relations and shop safety. Students will study brakes, steering and suspension systems, automatic transmissions, and manual transmissions/drivetrains before advancing to study in electrical systems (to include starting and charging), engine repair, engine performance, and heating/ventilation/air conditioning. Students can potentially earn their Virginia State Inspection License. Through the ASE Education Foundation, an opportunity also exists for qualifying students to apprentice full-time at an automotive repair facility in the summer after the first school year and part-time during the second school year.