Automotive Technology

 
   
 

Automotive Technology
(ASE/NATEF Certified Program)

Instructor: Lee Drake

 
 
 This two-year course gives students the skills and knowledge they need to prepare for a career in the automotive field.
 
Sequence of Courses:

Fundamentals of Automotive Technology
Electrical/Electronic Systems
Brakes
Engine Performance
Suspension & Steering Diagnosis
Manual/Automatic Drive Train Axles
Basic Engine Concepts
 
Articulation Agreements:

Northwestern Auto Diesel College-12 Hours
Nashville Auto Diesel-6 Hours
WVUIT-6 Hours in mechanical engineering
WVUIT-6 Hours in Diesel Mechanics
 
Curriculum:

Shop safety
Troubleshooting
Cooling systems
Engine department
Air conditioning
Differentials
Alternators
Starters
Ignition systems
Carburetor
Brakes
Engine tune-ups
Micro-computers
Fuel injection
Auto computer systems
General occupational skills
Job-seeking/keeping skills
 

Unique Opportunities

As the first career and technical school in the nation to receive training in CNA Alternative Fuel conversion, the F.I.T. Automotive Program offers students experience in working with cars fueled by compressed natural gas.
Students may also take field trips to various auto parts businesses and car dealerships. Students have the opportunity to receive job apprenticeships through the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship.

Students are encouraged but not required to purchase a basic mechanic hand tool set.