• automotive technology

    Video Overview

    Grade Level: 11, 12

    Credits: 3 per year (1.5 per semester)   

    Location: On-site at NEWTech

    Duration: 540 hours (year-long) with an optional Year Two 540-hour course available

    Instructors: Dan Horton  
                        Jake Botnen

    Year One Course
    - Junior or Senior standing             
    Year Two Course -  B or better in Year 1 course and instructor's approval

    Program Description: This 1080-hour (Year 1 and 2) NATEF/AYES accredited course offers entry-level employment skills for students. The program consists of three phases, each taught by ASE certified technicians with many years of automotive repair and diagnostic experience. Classrooms and shops are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and training tools. Industry partners offer input regarding the training needs of today’s entry-level technicians. The program also focuses on career readiness skills that are necessary for the student’s professional development. Summer internships and job placement opportunities may be available to top students. A second year of training is available and concentrates on live work and advanced training. NEWTech’s automotive training can lead to other opportunities such as service writing, parts counter person, parts driver, and entry-level maintenance and light repair technician.

    High School Credit Equivalencies: 1.0 Math

    Certifications: First Aid, and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification (10 Exams Possible)

    Careers in this field:

    • Automotive Parts Salesperson
    • Automotive Inspection Technician
    • Automotive Maintenance Technician
    • Automotive Service Technician

    2020-21 Automotive Technology Syllabus

    Mr. Horton's Orientation Video
    Mr. Botnen's Orientation Video

    Program Uniform Information

Automotive Technology Student