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Automotive Technology

Do you like working with your hands to problem solve and repair automobiles? Do you want to learn about the latest automotive technologies, such as solar-powered vehicles and hybrids?

Students in the Automotive Technology Academy use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and specialized tools while gaining hands-on experience in a realistic automotive setting. This academy teaches every aspect of automotive maintenance and repair in a nationally certified automotive technology program. After completing the academy, students will be able to service engines, transmissions, chassis and electrical-electronic systems for entry-level employment as an automotive technician, as well as have the skills necessary to secure professional certification, attend post-secondary education and/or pursue additional training.


It is recommended that students complete Algebra II as part of their mathematics requirements in preparation for automotive technology coursework.


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Students have the opportunity to complete Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams in the four areas offered in this program: Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Electrical Systems, and Maintenance and Light Repair.

College Credit

Students who successfully complete the Automotive Technology Academy program sequence, with a grade of B or higher in academy courses, may be eligible for credits at The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) or Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Successful Academy Students:

  • Maintain a C average in all academy coursework.
  • Complete 40 clock hours of a work-based learning experiences at a certified automotive facility during the summer prior to senior year. Students will complete hours after school or in the summer depending on mentor and student schedules. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from the internship site.

Suggested Course Schedule

Below is a suggested high school course schedule for students interested in the Automotive Technology Academy
Grade Level Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7
Ninth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Fitness & Health required Technology Education required Fine Arts available
Tenth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Fine Arts Elective available Elective available
Eleventh Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Elective available Automotive Technology I
Twelfth Grade English required Mathematics required Elective available Elective available Automotive Technology II