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Automotive Technician Program

Auto repairAT-A-GLANCE

GRADES SERVED: 11th and 12th

LOCATIONS: 

Crossland High School, Gwynn Park High School, Laurel High School, and Suitland High School

PROGRAM INFO:

Career and Technical Education

WEBSITE: Career and Technical Education

SOCIAL MEDIA: @PGCPSCTE

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation will be provided for students who are accepted into the programs.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Automotive Technician Program incorporates Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program certification standards and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards. Students in the Automotive Technician Program learn how to diagnose and repair components in the engine, transmission, and transaxle systems of automotive vehicles. Students also gain valuable experience with working under the hood and using computerized diagnostic equipment and specialty tools.  Students also learn to use their knowledge of engines, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to maintain and repair cars and light vehicles. 

Program Features

Program Highlights

  • The enrollment of non-traditional students continues to increase.
  • Students from Gwynn Park HS were hired as Express Technicians at Upper Marlboro Ford.
  • Students are offered the opportunity to participate in Student Day at the Annual Auto Show at Washington D.C. Convention Center
  • Students participate on industry tours at Toyota Manufacturing in Towson, MD.

Certifications

  • ASE Certification
    • Brakes
    • Suspension and Steering
    • Electrical 
    • Engine Performance
    • Maintenance and Light Repair.

Community Partnerships

  • Passport BMW
  • Passport Infiniti
  • Passport Toyota
  • Upper Marlboro Ford

Choose this program if your child...

  • If you want a high-skill, high-wage, high-demand career in the automotive field.
  • If you like working with your hands.

APPLICATION INFO

Who can apply

Any 10th grade student with an interest in Automotive Technology can apply. 

When to apply

  • October 15, 2020 - December 18, 2020

Apply to the CTE Program