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Automotive Technology (NATEF)

Program Description
The Automotive Technology (Maintenance & Light repair) program emphasizes hands-on and theoretical experience using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and tools. The program incorporates the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program certification standards and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards. The program prepares students for further education and careers in the automotive industry through industry certification and articulated credit at technical or community colleges.  

Available College Credits Available Certifications
Community College of Baltimore County
Penn College 
Montgomery College
Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)
Nashville Auto-Diesel College (NADAC)
Ohio Technical College
ASE Suspension and Steering Student Certification
ASE Brakes Student Certification
ASE Eectrical and Electronic Systems Student Certification
ASE Engine Performance Student Certification
ASE Engine Repair Student Certification
ASE Automatic Transmission/ Transaxle Student Certification

Course Sequence
Electrical Systems
Automotive HVAC
Transmissions: Automatic and Manual
Steering and Suspension
Engine Performance
Engine Repair

Sample High School Schedule 

   9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Technology Education Requirement

Electrical Systems  

Automotive HVAC

Steering and Suspension

 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Transmissions: Automatic and Manual            Brakes Engine Performance
Engine Repair
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy Elective Elective
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Elective
 5 History Requirement History Requirement History Requirement Elective
 6 English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement
8 Elective Elective Elective Elective

  *Note: The schedule above is a sample only. Students should always review course selections with school counselors and refer to the current Charles County Public Schools High School Program of Studies.*

Schools with this Program
North Point High School- Students apply in 8th grade