Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Automotive Technology course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.
|Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
|3 Credits||3 Credits||3 Credits||3 Credits|
|Exploratory and Introduction to Automotive Technology||Principles and Applications of Automotive Systems||Diagnosis and Service of Automotive Systems||Advanced Diagnostics and Repair of Automotive Systems and Emissions Control Systems|
Students’ at all four grade levels will be exposed to automotive curriculum which is completely aligned with standards issued by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF is a division of ASE, the industry recognized certification association for professional automotive technicians.
Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to pursue a two-year or a four-year degree in the area of automotive or mechanical engineering, or other related fields. Students electing to immediately enter the workforce typically acquire positions as repair technicians in independent repair facilities or new/used vehicle dealerships. Additionally, employment as a service advisor, service writer or automotive parts counterperson is common.