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What is Automotive Service Technology?
Automotive Service Technology is a program that prepares students for entry-level employment positions in the automotive repair and service industry or for entry into post-secondary Automotive Technology programs.

The first course in the program includes instruction in the foundation skills related to safety, tools, and equipment usage, measurement, basic automotive service, brakes and electrical system service.

Maintenance and Light Repair .............................................................................

Unit 1: Automotive Shop Operations

Unit 2: Engine Repair

Unit 3: Transmissions

Unit 4: Basic Electrical/Electronic Systems

Unit 5: Automotive Brakes

The second course in the program provides students with foundation skills related to engine performance and steering and suspension systems.

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Unit 6: Automotive Shop Operations Review

Unit 7: Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems

Unit 8: Engine Performance

Unit 9: Advanced Engine Performance

Unit 10: Suspension/Steering Systems

Unit 11: Automotive Heating and Air
What is happening in Automotive?

Benefits of AST

3 months ago

Instructor:Leslie Brown 

leslie.brown@lamarcountyschools.org

Trade and Industry Certifications/Benefits to student:

The program is aligned with ASE/NATEF—2014 Automotive Program standards. The student will receive instruction and training in: Brakes, Electrical/Electronics, Engine Performance, and Steering and Suspension After completing the two year course, most students continue training at community colleges, Lincoln Tech (formerly known as NADC/Nashville Auto Diesel College), UTI (Universal Technical Institute) or WyoTech (Wyoming Technical campuses in Wyoming, Pennsylvania and Florida).   Students who choose to do so may go directly into the workforce.

Helpful Links for Automotive Technology Job Outlook: 

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm

https://learn.org/articles/What_is_the_Job_Outlook_for_an_Automotive_Technician_Career.html

https://www.mississippi.org/home-page/our-advantages/target-industries-overview/automotive/


Requirements
It is recommended that students entering LCCTE should have TABE scores in Math and Reading no lower than the eighth grade level and have a “C” or higher in Math and English from the previous year.