Student looking at engine components

Automotive Trades

  • Students learn fundamentals of automotive operation and minor repairs and services on project vehicles. General safety procedures and how to use basic hand tools, power tools and automotive equipment are taught. Typical maintenance tasks such as vehicle inspections, proper jacking techniques, changing oil and filter, tire rotation, mounting and balancing tires, and a variety of other general vehicle maintenance procedures are introduced and practiced.

AM Units of Study

    • Tool and workshop safety
    • Introduction to car systems and identification
    • Components of New York State car inspection
    • Principles of fluids, tires, and brakes
    • Car care and detailing

PM Units of Study

    • Intro to auto, safety, tools and lab procedures
    • Customer service
    • Brake systems, steering and suspensions
    • Chassis, electrical and lubrication systems
    • Ignition systems and exhaust systems
    • Heating and cooling systems
    • Oxyacetylene torch, brazing, Mig welding
    • Fuel systems and fuel supply
    • Car detailing and steam cleaning
    • Career exploration

  • Students will:

    • Get dirty
    • Follow safety procedures and practice safe work habits at all times
    • Utilize reference manuals
    • Wear appropriate clothing
    • Manipulate hand tools and equipment
    • Are able/willing to perform same task several times on multiple cars
    • Work independently and as a team