The Automotive Technology Program includes three courses:Automotive Technology I, Auto Technology II, and Auto Technology III. Students may begin the first course in this series in their freshman or sophomore year. Juniors and seniors who can balance their responsibilities of work and school are encouraged to work in the industry. All Auto Tech classes are a combination of classroom lecture and lab procedures.
Auto Tech I:
A one-credit course that is available through an application process;will teach students the basics of shop safety,automotive maintenance, and vehicle care. The following topics are covered: careers,shop safety, hand tools,floor jacks and jack stands, lifting vehicles,vehicle maintenance (to include oil changes, fluid checks, component inspections, etc...),cooling systems,tires and wheels (to include rotation and balancing), automotive math, fasteners, gaskets, and service manuals.
Auto Tech II:A two-credit course available to students who successfully complete Auto Tech I. Topics covered in Auto Tech II include: In-depth brake theory and operation, hydraulics, ABS, Engine theory, diagnosis, and repair (to include disassembly, identification of components, and measurements), basic electrical, scan tool usage,starting systems diagnosis and repair, meter usage,and steering and suspension.
Auto Tech III:A two-credit course available to students who successfully complete Auto Tech II. This third level course will provide students with a more in-depth study of concepts covered in Auto Tech II. Students who can successfully balance school and work will be encouraged to work in the automotive industry. The topics covered in Auto III include: A more in-depth look at theory and operation of steeringsystems (to include diagnosis and replacement of components), suspension systems, wheel alignments, engine performance, driveability concerns, removal and replacement of engines and drive trains, and HVAC system theory and diagnosis.
Hylton High School Auto Technology Program has met requirements of NATEF certification. Students will be prepared for ASE certification exams ineight areas: A1- Engine Repair, A2- Automatic Transmission/Transaxle,A3- ManualDrive Train& Axles, A4- Suspension and Steering, A5- Brakes, A6- Electrical/ElectronicSystems, A7- Heating and Air Conditioning, A8- Engine Performance.
- To emphasize quality work, interest, pride, and enthusiasm in the context of real workplace responsibilities
- To increase student experiences in problem-solving, deductive reasoning, judgment, and decision-making skills within a team environment
- To practice time management, planning, and organizational skills in the context of real workplace responsibilities
- To demonstrate knowledge of automotive technology safety in the context of real workplace responsibilities
- To work cooperatively with team members to complete assigned tasks in the context of real workplace responsibilities
- To make a contribution to the employment needs of the community by increasing the supply of qualified Automotive Technology specialists