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Transportation Technologies

Overview

SQ-person-working-on-a-car.jpgThe Transportation program will provide students the opportunity to enhance their high school education by building a foundation in the growing fields of transportation through a partnership between industry and education.

Students are introduced to numerous career opportunities in automotive repair. The program provides students the necessary tools to make informed and intelligent choices about their futures.

Requirements to Enroll and Complete Program: Be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Learn more about possible careers, majors and certifications

Did You Know?

  • 1/3 of CTE Students can earn college credit and/or industry certification through CTE1
  • CTE Graduates earn significantly more than those who majored in academic fields2
  • 6 in 10 Students plan to pursue a career related to the CTE area they explored in high school.3
  • CTE Graduates with technical or applied science associates degrees out-earn bachelor’s degree holders by $11,000.4

Automotive Technician

(2-year pathway)

Articulated Credit through Community College of Baltimore County*

Do you like working on cars or are you interested in how they work? If you join the Automotive Technician pathway, you will use state-of-the art diagnostic tools and specialized equipment to learn the theory and then apply what you have learned to auto shop tasks. You will explore major systems of today’s automobiles and learn how to diagnose and repair problems. From brakes and suspension/steering, to computers and diagnostics, you will learn maintenance and repair aspects of the National Automotive Technicians Education Program (NATEF) core areas. This pathway offers industry certification.

Courses

  • Grade 11: Automotive Technician 1
  • Grade 12: Automotive Technician 2, Technical Academy Work-Based Learning

Programs Location(s)

Laurel High

 

Automotive Body/Collision Repair Technician

(2-year-pathway)

Articulated Credit through Pennsylvania College of Technology**

Do you like working with your hands to problem solve and repairing automobiles? In the Automotive Body/ Collision Repair Technician pathway, you will learn to diagnose and repair vehicles damaged as a result of collisions, corrosion, and wear. You will also gain real-world experience working in a laboratory setting where you will use power and hand tools to repair or replace autobody parts, and you will complete pain job work using cutting-edge technology. As an entry- level Automotive Body Technician, you will have the basic skills to transition to the ever-changing auto industry in a professional Auto Body Shop. This pathway offers industry certification. The focus is building design and applying skills to a variety of hands-on projects. Use 3D modeling software, including AutoCAD and Revit Architecture, to create various plans for construction and architectural models, and gain experience in the design-build-maintain process by completing a development project that includes construction standards; coordination of the construction process; estimating, planning and scheduling; and site management.

Courses

  • Grade 11:  Auto Body Repair 1
  • Grade 12:  Auto Body Repair 2, Technical Academy Work-Based Learning

Program Location(s)

  • Crossland High School
  • Laurel High School

Possible Careers

  • Automotive Technician
  • Auto Body Technician
  • Small Engine Technician
  • Diesel Mechanic

Possible College Majors

  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Technology Management
  • Auto Body Technology
  • Engineering

Possible Certifications

  • Student National Automotive Technician Education Foundation certificate (NATEF)
  • Automotive Service Excellence certification (ASE)

Program Contact Information

Truell Ard, Program Coordinator
truard@pgcps.org

Department of Career and Technical Education
Green Valley Administrative Offices
2215 Chadwick Street
Temple Hills, MD 20748

Phone: (301) 669-6012
Fax: (301) 669-6090

1 Source: My College Options®/ACTE research study (2016). National sample includes 40,192 high school CTE students., 2 Jacobson and Mokher, Florida Study of Career and Technical Education, 2014, as cited in the 2014 National Assessment of CTE Final Report, 3 NRCCUA® and ACTE 2016, 4 Schneider 2013, College Measures