Chippewa Valley’s Automotive Technology program is a NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) certified program providing students with an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) approved curriculum. This includes state-of-the-art technology and equipment, embedded in hands-on learning, and meets the NATEF provision to provide up to 20% of the content in an online learning format. The program of study in Automotive Technology is part of the National Career Cluster called Transportation, Distribution and Logistics. To learn more about this, or any of the 16 National Career Clusters, visit: www.careertech.org/career-clusters
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9001/9002 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 1A/1B (2 hr) Gr 10-12 1.0/1.0 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
This course is designed for students with mechanical ability and a genuine interest in pursuing a career in one of the many automotive-related fields. It is the first year of a two-year Automotive Certification program, which offers instruction in the basic theory and service methods used in the automotive field. Scheduling preference will be given to sophomores and juniors who have the option to complete the two-year program. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math-related credit requirement.
9011/9012 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 2A/2B (2 hr) * Gr 11-12 1.0/1.0 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Automotive Technology 1A/1B and teacher recommendation.
This Automotive Certification course is designed to reinforce and build upon skills and knowledge attained in the Automotive Technology 1A/1B. A greater emphasis is placed on methods of repair and service procedures. During the year the students will work in groups and practice many diagnostic and repair procedures. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math-related credit requirement.
9013/9014 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 3A/3B BC (2 hr) * Gr 12 1.0/1.0 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Automotive Technology 2A/2B and teacher recommendation.
This advanced course will have an emphasis on project-based learning. Primary learning units will be Advanced Electrical, Drivability (Engine Performance), Mechanical Unit Repair, Major and Minor Vehicle Diagnosis, Service, and Repair. This course has been approved to meet the MMC senior year math related credit requirement.
9021/9022 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP 1/2 (2 hr) 9023/9024
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP 1A/1B (1 hr) Gr 12 1.0/1.0 (2 hr) or 0.5/0.5 (1 hr) credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Automotive Technology 1A/1B, teacher recommendation and concurrently enrolled in Automotive Technology 2A/2B.
This course is designed to improve the student's auto mechanical skills and employability through actual paid “on-the-job” experience. An Individual Educational Training Plan and Training Agreement are developed for each student-trainee detailing his/her specific learning activities. This course may be taken for one or two hours. Student wages are equivalent to those earned by other trainees in that particular occupation. Note: A student who chooses the Internship course for either one or two hours is expected to meet 200 hours of work per semester.
World Language Credit: Students may replace one credit of World Language with one credit of CTE when CTE is taken as a second (or additional) VPAA credit. Note: These CTE courses may fulfill the one credit of Visual, Performing, Applied Arts (VPAA) graduation requirement. (Two .5 or one 1.00 CTE courses are required for the successful completion to meet this requirement.)
* Articulation Agreement: Eligible students could qualify for tuition-free (articulated) college credits at Macomb Community College, Henry Ford Community College, Washtenaw Community College and Baker College.
TRANSPORATION TECHNOLOGY I/II IS AN EXPLORATORY ELECTIVE AND IS PROVIDED AS A TRANSPORTATION-AWARENESS COURSE ONLY. IT IS NOT PART OF AN EMPLOYMENT-PREPARATORY SEQUENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY OR DESIGN TECHNOLOGY.
4745/4746 TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY I/II (1 hr) Gr 9-12 0.5/0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
Transportation Technology is designed for students to enjoy exploration through hands on projects based learning. Learning about various modes of transportation and the technology associated with them, students will build, test, analyze and fix their projects to get from point A to point B. Throughout the course students will consider innovative alternative /sustainable energies with random methods of propulsion while discussing and incorporating suitable technologies. Topics may include a historical perspective on transportation systems, aerospace, automotive, cargo and resources shipping, traditional / nontraditional engines or systems of power, and future transportation systems. This class includes hands-on projects that differ from year-to-year. Examples of possible projects could include: recycled vehicles; R.P.V. (random propulsion vehicles); model scratch rockets; hot air balloons; Styrofoam boats; Hover Crafts; Maglev vehicles (magnetic levitation), unique paper and balsa scratch airplanes; and others. Students will have fun developing their high demand hands on technical problem solving skills through exciting projects connected to the technology of transportation.
* Eligible students could qualify for tuition-free (articulated) college credits at Macomb Community College, Henry Ford Community College and Baker College.
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