Both Automotive Programs at the CTC are NATEF Certified Training Programs. Units of study of the programs include:
- Engine Repair
- Electrical/Electronic Systems
- Suspension and Steering
- Use of Diagnostic and Testing Equipment
Automotive Collision Technology
- Small Dent Repair
- Panel Replacement
- Painting Techniques
- Special Paint Applications
- Glass and Hardware
Auto Collision Technology 1
Students will work on repairing damaged automobiles and body parts of automotive vehicles. They will learn to: fix dents, weld and work with panel bonding and plastic materials, use arc plasma cutter, cutting torch and mig wire feed welder. They will file, grind and sand repaired surfaces by using power and hand tools. They will also refinish repaired surfaces by applying primer-surfacer coat and sanding. Students may find work as an auto collision tech or assistant.
Auto Collision Technology 2
Prerequisite: Auto Collision Technology 1
Students will learn to do a complete refinish paint job, identify and apply different types of primers, single-stage topcoats and basecoat/clearcoat finishes. They will identify and remedy different paint problems. Students will learn the installation of different automotive hardware, glass and vinyl decals. Students will study automotive estimating and shop layout. Students are prepared to be an auto collision tech, or assistant. Cooperative Education Experience is available to qualified students. This program is ASE certified in paint and refinishing.
Automotive Technology I #17032 Elective 11-12 2 credits
This course is one half of a two part, two year program designed to prepare a student for entry level employment in the Automotive field or advanced placement in a Technical College Automotive Program. This part of the program is focused on Brake Systems, Transmissions and Drive Trains, Suspension Systems, and Steering Systems and is aligned with those ASE and NDCTE Standards.
Automotive Technology II #17037 Elective 11-12 2 credits
This course is one half of a two part, two year program designed to prepare a student for entry level employment in the Automotive field or advanced placement in a Technical College Automotive Program. This part of the program is focused on Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Electrical and Electronic Systems, and HVAC Systems and is aligned with those ASE and NDCTE Standards.
Foundations of Automotive #17029 Elective 9-10 1/2 credit
This course is designed to prepare students to understand the features, care, cleaning, and basic maintenance of motor vehicles. It instructs students in shop safety procedures, as well as proper care and use of hand tools and equipment found in a typical shop. It also introduces the student to career opportunities in the automotive field.