EHS Automotive Technology Program
COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION: RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
Instructor & Mentor: Jerry Globe
ASE Certified Technician
Former local business owner - Jerry's Chevron Service - 1978 to 2003
Member - International Automotive Technicians Network
Member - Mobile Air Conditioning Society
|1st Period||Auto Technology II|
|2nd Period||Auto Technology III|
|3rd Period||Auto Technology III|
|4th Period||Auto Technology I|
|5th Period||Planning / Conference|
|6th Period||Auto Technology I|
The mission of the Automotive Technology Program is to assist the student in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary to be a successful entry level worker in the field of Auto Technology and/or continue their education in a related occupational field.
In accordance with Automotive Service of Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards, the Automotive Technology Program provides current curriculum, instructional materials, and equipment that are needed to reinforce knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to industry needs. Students have the opportunity to receive college credits, while in high school with enrollment opportunities with South King County Tech Prep Consortium.
In all automotive classes, students are instructed in and continually practice the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) competencies. All courses are delivered with approximately 50% classroom instruction and 50% lab activity. NATEF requires a minimum total of 540 hours of combined laboratory/shop and classroom instruction for the Maintenance and Light Repair accreditation. All ASE areas are covered with emphasis on Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, and Suspension & Steering and minor instruction on Engine Repair, Transmissions, and HVAC. These hours are met through the three year program. All test and quizzes are presented with the same content and format as used in ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification testing. See the Autmotive Technology Student Handbook for detailed information.
- To emphasize quality work, interest, pride, and enthusiasm in the context of real workplace responsibilities
- To increase student experiences in problem-solving, deductive reasoning, judgement, and decision-making skills within a team environment
- To practice time management, planning, and organizational skills in the context of real workplace responsibilities
- To demonstrate knowledge of automotive technology safety in the context of real workplace responsibilities
- To work cooperatively with team members to complete assigned tasks in the context of real workplace responsibilities
- To make a contribution to the employment needs of the community by invreasing the supply of qualified Automotive Technology specialists
Learn By Doing
“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.”
Most automotive technicians work for car dealers, independent repair shops, or gasoline service stations. Over one-fifth are self-employed. The increasingly complex automotive technologies will require individuals seeking entry into this field to complete a formal program of studies. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, jobs as an automotive service professional will be plentiful for persons who finish a formal training program.
According to the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), today's automotive technician must have:
- Thorough knowledge of automotive systems and components
- Good computer skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Above average mechanical aptitude
- Good reasoning ability
- Ability to follow directions
- Manual dexterity
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Enumclaw High School • 226 Semanski St., Enumclaw, WA 98022 • Phone 360.802.7752