For many Americans, cars are an essential part of daily life. In our Auto Technology program, students learn how automotive technicians maintain these complex machines.
While exploring the increasingly high-tech systems that work in concert to keep a car running, students master the following skills:
- Servicing and repairing or replacing suspension and steering systems or their components
- Servicing and repairing or replacing brake systems or their components
- Servicing and repairing or replacing electrical and electronic systems or their components
- Servicing and repairing or replacing engines or their components
- Servicing and repairing or replacing transmissions and other drivetrain components
- Servicing and repairing or replacing heating and air conditioning systems or their components
Other important elements of the program include auto shop safety, work station organization, auto shop management, and customer service. Students develop their skills through a combination of expert instruction and hands-on training in a state-of-the-art program lab outfitted with 10 hydraulic vehicle lifts, a wheel alignment machine and a chassis dynamometer.
Students gain real-world experience by servicing and troubleshooting LCTI maintenance vehicles, as well as school staffers’ cars. Through Automotive Youth Education Systems, or AYES, upperclassmen are encouraged to secure internships or co-op positions at local auto shops and dealerships. Competition is also a big part of the program: students routinely win cash prizes and college scholarships at local, state and regional events.
Our Auto Technology program is accredited by the following organization:
NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation)