Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology I is designed for juniors and seniors interested in understanding, maintaining, and performing minor or major repairs to their vehicle. Classroom activities include a systematic approach to understanding the basic operation of a motor vehicle.  Integration of math, reading, communication, logical thinking, and teamwork is a part of Automotive Technology I. Lab activities include removal and installation of parts, and the systematic diagnosis of automobiles. Most major systems of a vehicle will be studied. The student will be expected to develop good habits in the areas of work ethic, cooperation, attendance, attitude, leadership, and organization.

Automotive Technology II is an extension of Auto Technology I.  This course will prepare a student for an entry-level position in the automotive field or additional schooling.  College, trade school representatives, and other guest speakers are a part of Automotive Technology II.  Classroom activities include group projects, individual critical thinking activities, and study materials used by the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence). Lab activities include a challenging list of automotive repair items. Automotive Technology II students are encouraged to bring in their own “project vehicles.”

Certification Opportunities

  • National Valvoline Career Tech Motor Oil Education

Teacher Certification

Charles Prong

M.S. University of St. Francis

B.S. Eastern Illinois University

A.A.S. Monroe Community College

  • Auto Technician
  • 15 Years Experience

Competitions

  • SkillsUSA Automotive Service Technician
  • Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Chicago Auto Show Trip
  • Parkland College Auto & Diesel facilities tour
  • Local Dealership tour
  • Pontiac-Oakland Museum tour
  • College & Trade School representatives
  • Valvoline Oil Education Certifications