Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster
Program of Study: Automotive
8707V Automotive Basics (one credit-taken concurrently with Auto Tech I) Grades: 11-12
8700V Automotive Technology I Maintenance & Light Repair (2 credits-taken concurrently with Automotive Basics) Grades: 11-12
Students enrolled in Automotive Technology I 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.
8715V Automotive Technology II/Lab (2 credits)
Prerequisite: Automotive Technology I
Automotive Technology 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.
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.