• Description: 

    Learn about the automotive service industry in an environment set up like an auto service department. Students will service and diagnose vehicles, gaining application-based learning experience in engine fundamentals, maintenance, tune-up and repair, brake and suspension repair, and wheel alignment.  Program work is taught by ASE Master Certified Technicians.  Students will focus on safety, tool identification and proper use, and the technical skills of automotive systems and repair.   A good driving record is VERY important. Paid internships may be available for qualified students. 



    • Diagnose and repair a variety of electronic and/electrical systems.

    • Read wiring diagrams and repair manuals, applying what you’ve learned to a vehicle.

    • Read meters and computer diagnostic equipment.

    Video overview of the program


    Year 1 
    Any combination of the following that adds up to 3.0 (1.5 max per semester)
    1.0 Lab Science (.5 max per semester)
    1.0 Math (.5 max per semester)
    3.0 Occupational or General Elective (1.5 max per semester)  

    Year 2 
    3.0 Occupational or General Elective (1.5 max per semester)    

    Certification Opportunities: 

    Students may receive welding certification to AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code
    Students must demonstrate proficiency on practice plates, pass performance qualification tests, and pay certification fees if applicable. 

    ASE Student Entry Level

    • A1 – Engine Repair  

    • A2 – Automatic Transmission/Transaxle 

    • A3 – Manual Drive Train & Axles  

    • A4 – Suspension & Steering  

    • A5 – Brakes  

    • A6 – Electrical/Electronic Systems  

    • A7 – Heating & Air Conditioning  

    • A8 – Engine Performance  

    • G1 - Auto Maintenance and Light Repair 


    College Credits Available:
    Spokane Community College
    AUTO 100: Intro to Automotive Tech (4 credits)                                  
    APLED 112: Applied Mathematics (3 credits)

    2023-2024 Syllabus (Horton)

    Auto/Diesel Syllabus (Botnen)

    Program Uniform Information   


    • Students are required to have health/medical insurance before any shop work will be allowed.  

    • Must have student/ parent info / medical sheet on file in school office. 

    • Students will be provided with their first pair of safety glassesReplacement glasses are available for purchase through instructor/ Office.

    • Students will be required to purchase an automotive technician work shirt.  Students are expected to wear their automotive technician work shirt in class – everyday.  The shirts will cost $40 - $50.  Students will have the option to purchase a jacket and hat (not required).  The vendor information and ordering instructions will be sent out via email in May.    

    Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Dan Horton DanHo@spokaneschools.org
    MLR/Diesel Hybrid  Jacob Botnen JacobBo@spokaneschools.org  



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