Automotive Technology

Shared Time

Location: Hazlet
417 Middle Road, Hazlet 07730
Phone: 732-264-4995      Fax: 732-264-3846
Teacher: Mr. Erik Odegard
Location: Middletown
2 Swartzel Drive, Middletown 07748
Phone: 732-671-0650      Fax: 732-671-7455
Teacher: Mr. Dan Marra

High School Program Description

This is an ASE-based curriculum, designed as a two-year course of study. It is tailored for the individual who is planning to enter the automotive service industry. Applied math and science are incorporated throughout the instruction. This is a very structured course, not only in the classroom but also in the laboratory, where the student will demonstrate the necessary learned skills such as mounting and balancing tires, performing regularly scheduled maintenance, diagnosing and repairing engines, troubleshooting check engine lights and making emission related repairs, servicing and repairing brakes, performing four wheel vehicle alignments and other steering and suspension related repairs, as well as diagnosing and repairing modern vehicle electrical systems. This is a thorough introduction to the automobile that will culminate with the administration of five industry approved tests in the areas of: Automotive Electricity Electronics, Automotive Engine Repairs, Engine Performance, Automotive Braking Systems including ABS and traction control, and Steering and Suspension Systems.

Career Pathways

  • Entry level Automotive Repair Technician
  • Automotive service advisor
  • Automotive parts salesman
  • Shop foreman
  • Service manager
  • Business owner

Program Skills And Tasks

  • Inspect and service wheels, tires, electrical systems and starter systems
  • Inspect and repair mechanical systems
  • Service and repair brake systems, cooling systems, exhaust systems, ignition systems, fuel systems, automatic transmissions and steering and suspensions

Structured Learning Experience

Students are provided the opportunity to earn high school credits for on-the-job training. The Workplace Readiness curriculum includes technical skill preparation, employability skills, safety and applied academics related to the selected technical area of study. Most of our students are paid at or above minimum wage during this unique learning situation. Enrollment options include job shadowing, internships, apprenticeship and cooperative industrial education

Continuing Education

  • Brookdale Community College
  • University of Northwest Ohio
  • Pennsylvannia College of Technology
  • Automotive Training Center
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • Lincoln Technical Institute

High School Credits Earned

Level One
Automotive Technology 1 10 credits
CTE Math I 5 credits
CTE Science I 5 credits
Level Two
Automotive Technology 2 10 credits
CTE Math II 5 credits
CTE Science II 5 credits
TOTAL: 40 credits

College Credits Earned

Brookdale Community College
*must take & pass challenge exams for credit.

Certificates Upon Graduation

MCVSD Program Certificate & Skills Profile
ASE Student Certifications (up to 8 possible areas of qualification)

Additional Information

NJ AVERAGE WAGES (mean) - $42,910 (as of 2013)