Automotive Technologies

Utilizing state-of-the art professional tools and computer systems, students learn automotive repair and maintenance skills.  This is a two-year program based on the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) model for Maintenance and Light Repair.  Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified, this program is designed to graduate entry-level technicians with a broad skills set, a solid foundation in electrical/electronics, and a general understanding of all automotive systems. View the program flyer here.


Characteristics of a successful student

  • A strong interest in some or all course material
  • Eager to learn about new things
  • Excellent attendance
  • Interest and some ability in technical area
  • Parental support of the career and technical education (CTE) program


Courses strongly recommended to take prior to enrollment or concurrently at home school district

  • Basic Electricity
  • Physics


Curriculum and materials used

  • IML Instructional Materials Laboratories
  • CDX Global
  • Automotive Technology, A Systems Approach, Jack Erjavec
  • The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR®) S/P2
  • National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) End of Program Test


Auto students may be able to receive academic credit in the following subject areas

  • Math 11 (1 credit)
  • Science 11 (1 credit)
  • English 12 (1 credit)
  • Career and Financial Management (1/2 credit)

For more information on the availability of this option, please contact your home school counselor.


College credit available through the program

Columbia Greene Community College
AU 128 Intro to Auto Repair (4 credit hours)
Hudson Valley Community College
AUTO 145 Passenger Car Chassis (3 credit hours)
Ohio Technical College
Advanced Recognition for 4 OTC Automotive Technology Modules
SUNY Morrisville
AUTO 110 Summer Work Experience (3 credit hours)
University of NW Ohio
AU 126 Suspension and Steering (6 credit hours)
AU 127 Hydraulic Brake Systems (6 credit hours)
(These credits are only available if the student attends these colleges.)


Related career opportunities

  • Automotive Insurance Adjusters
  • Automotive Marketing and Sales
  • Parts Counterperson or Manager
  • Service Technician
  • Shop Manager/Owner



  • SP2 National Safety Certification
  • ASE Student Certification in Maintenance & Light Repair


Technical endorsement

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Maintenance & Light Repair
Pass ALL 3 parts of the technical assessment: written, performance and portfolio.


Consultant Committee

  • Amsterdam Trailer Repair
  • Anca’s Auto Supply
  • Carbone Subaru
  • Colonie Garage
  • Columbia Greene Community College
  • HVCC Automotive Department
  • Jim’s Auto
  • Kinderhook Toyota
  • KRW Repair
  • Michaels Volkswagon and Volvo Repair
  • Noecker 66 Inc.
  • Northway Transport Refrigeration
  • Myers Education Center
  • Sawyer Chevrolet
  • Questar III
  • Quinn Motor Car
  • Village Dodge
  • WD Equipment
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