Below are two web links that will allow you to see the type and level of training required for Automotive Service which may assist you in understanding these types of programs better. You must be registered through the class to utilize the todays class on line training program listed below.
Automotive Service Technology is a two year class taught under the Mississippi Department of Education Curriculum Blueprint. This class involves a lot of reading during which we learn about the terminology, parts, and systems that we will work on. It will involve a lot of science due to the close relationship between many scientific principals and properties by which automotive systems work. It will also require basic math skills for reading precision measuring equipment and the configuration of acceptable limits and wear of parts.
During the first year this blueprint will cover:
1. Introduction to Automotive Service
2. SKills U.S.A./ Leadership
3. Workplace Skills/Employment Opportunities
4. History of the Automobile/Automotive Systems
5. Tool Identification/Shop Operation
6. Safety/Safety Test which must be completed with 100% accuracy
7. Fundamentals of Brakes
8. Basic Electrical/Electronics Systems
9. Engine Performance I
At the end of year one students will take the CPAS comprehensive final
During the second year this blueprint will cover:
1. Skills U.S.A. / Leadership
2. Tool Identification/Shop Operation
3. Safety/Safety Test which must be completed with 100% accuracy
4. Advanced Workplace Skills / Employment and employability skills/ Resume writing
5. Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems
6. Engine Performance II
7. Steering and Suspension
8. Engine Repair
At the end of each year the students will take the CPAS comprehensive final
We utilize the Today's Class on line program so that we can provide the students a valid NATEF based certificate of completion for each subject area passed.
During the class the student will learn how to use a large volume of shop equipment such as:
1. Different Car Lifts
2. Jacks and hoists
3. Front end alignment machine
4. Tire changer
5. Tire Balancer
6. Parts washer
7. Power tools: Air impacts, drills,torque wrenches, grinders, porta powers, brake tools, pullers, specialty tools and general hand tools
8. Transmission Jacks
9. Precision measuring instruments
10. Brake Lathes
12. Scan tools
13. DVOM ( digital volt ohm meters)
14. Electrical Test Equipment
15. Strut spring compressors
The MCTC Automotive Service Class also utilizes (All Data), which is a comprehensive on line shop manual used for looking up basic information as well as repair specific instructions, pictures, schematics, specifications, and guidelines.
The students are encouraged to take advantage of the shop and equipment while here in order to complete their personal vehicle maintenance, repairs, and personal projects once a work order and the proper paperwork is in place.
Once the course is completed the student should be prepared for post secondary automotive continued education or entry level employment.
(ASE) NO PROGRAM CAN PROVIDE ASE CERTIFICATION- It is an individual testing format in which anyone can take the test once they have pre-registered and paid the fees. There are eight core areas of testing which cover all automotive systems. No ASE is granted to the person until they have two years of automotive work related experience. Two years of automotive classes equals one year of experience.
What each student takes away from this class is as much up to them as it is up to the instructor. Being here, showing up on time, coming to class with a positive attitude, and facing the day with the expectation of learning something great can go a long way towards a positive fulfilling year. I look forward to working with you and seeing you in my program in the near future. Dale E. McCraw - Instructor
Madison County Schools and Madison Career and Technical Center do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or handicapping condiditon.