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Automotive Technology

INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPORTATION AND ENGINEERING                 
Semester         
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                                         

This introductory course is designed to provide students with problem-solving activities related to scientific and engineering principles.  Students will construct projects dealing with transportation systems such as planes, rockets, wheeled vehicles and boat hull design.  They will be presented with a variety of experiments enabling them to test and use a wind tunnel.  Students will also launch rockets calculating height and speed. This fast-paced, fun course provides opportunity to put math and science skills to practical use.

AUTO TECHNOLOGY I                                                                   
Full Year
Grades 10, 11, 12                                                      

Students will learn the basic principles involved with the operation and maintenance of an automobile from simple identification of year, make, model and engine size to complete car care involving the scientific principles of electronics, magnetism, hydraulics, computers and their relationship to the automobile.  Students will perform tune-ups, oil changes, brake repairs, suspension work and other common maintenance items.  Grades are based on test scores, quizzes, class participation and attendance.  This course is recommended for all students.

AUTO TECHNOLOGY II                            
Full Year or Semester                                  
Grades 11, 12                                              

Auto Technology II is designed for students who wish to further their knowledge and improve skills learned in Auto Technology I.  Emphasis will be placed on major components such as fuel injection, electronic ignition and other advanced technologies.  The majority of class time will be spent in the lab with most instruction occurring on an individual basis.  Grades are based on test scores, quizzes, class participation and attendance.  The course is recommended for all students.

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