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Katy Independent School District

Automotive Technology

  • Automotive Technology

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) optional Student Certification exams are available during fall and spring semester testing windows. The courses include Safety & Pollution Prevention (S/P2) Certification. S/P2 is the industry standard for environmental and safety awareness certification.

8700V Auto Tech I Maintenance & Light Repair (two credits) 

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC Grade: 11-12

Students enrolled in Auto Tech receive training in the proper use of various tools, equipment and information systems currently used in the automobile repair industry, along with training in service and repair of all of the major vehicle systems. 

8710V Auto Tech II-Automotive Service (two credits) 

Prerequisite: Auto Tech I 

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC Grade: 12 

Auto Tech II includes advanced level training in the service and repair of all the major vehicle systems. Students will be required to furnish work style clothing, footwear and safety glasses that meet program standards. 

Auto Tech II-Automotive Service is an advanced course for the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics career cluster.


What type of jobs can you do in the Automotive industry?

Sales and service – management, accessories, warranty booking, detailer

Dealer technical – shop foreman, master tech, accessory installer, entry level maintenance tech

Factory – parts manager, warranty auditor, technical trainer

Independent repair, tire, quick lube – owner, manager, technician, advisor

Light / Heavy / Medium duty truck – owner, manager, technician, parts, advisor

Why join Automotive Technology and what type of experience will students gain?

You will develop knowledge of the operation, repair, and maintenance of motor vehicles including preventive maintenance, brakes, electronics, HVAC, drive trains, engine performance, suspension systems and tires. Receive hands on experience while working on vehicles brought in by clients from the community. You may also have the opportunity to visit various dealerships and tour their service areas.

Can you earn a certification while taking Automotive Technology at Miller?

Yes. You will have the opportunity to test for the student level ASE certification which will help when applying for entry level positions in a repair facility. You may also move on to post-secondary technical training and build on this certification.

All Automotive Technology students will have to take and pass the SP/2 Safety and Environment training and exam before beginning to work in the Auto shop. 

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