Automotive Technology


Transportation Technologies:


This is a designed program of study for juniors and seniors. This program consists of instruction in five nationally-recognized certifications in Automotive Technology, which permit students who meet the qualifications to become National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (N.A.T.E.F), certified.


The five areas of study include Engine Performance, Electrical, Brakes, Suspension and Steering, and Heating and Air Conditioning. Math and technical reading are emphasized.


Auto Technology shows students what it feels like to be in a job environment. The course and the lab are set up to resemble a shop in which any technician would work in the job force.


Is It the Right Fit for Me?

Automotive careers are a good fit for people who like working with their hands and solving problems. People who enjoy “tinkering” and figuring out how things work are often drawn to this field. A high standard for safety is important. An interest in computer technology is helpful as many vehicle systems are controlled in this manner.

Careers in the Field

Careers in the field include:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Automotive Service Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Diesel Service Technician
  • Fleet Mechanic
  • Small Business Owner
  • Heavy/Tractor Trailer Truck Driver
  • U.S. Military
  • Automotive Sales

These are just a few examples! Discuss additional career paths with your School Counselor or CCTC's Counselor.

Course Descriptions

CTE Completer Requirements:  Complete the sequence of courses below AND complete NATEF/ASE industry assessments

Articulation Agreements: Community College of Baltimore County, Montgomery College, Pennsylvania College of Technology


(all three courses must be taken as a cohort)


(all three courses must be taken as a cohort)


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