Transportation Technologies: Auto

  • Anyone who has tried to fix a car knows that today's engines and automotive manufacturing are technically complex. Students who pursue programs in the Transportation Technologies cluster learn the skills needed to pursue in-demand, well paying careers in engine and body repair and maintenance.

    The Automotive Technology program incorporates the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program certification standards and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation new window (NATEF) standards. The program consists of four courses, covering suspension and steering, brakes, electrical and electronic systems and engine performance. Statewide agreements enable students to earn up to 18 credits from the Community College of Baltimore County or 15 from Penn College.

    The Autobody/Collision Repair Technician program combines technical, academic and workplace skills in an integrated curriculum in accordance with the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair new window (I-CAR ), NATEF ASE guidance and directives. The program consists of courses in nonstructural and structural analysis and damage repair, and in paint and refinishing.