WSHS Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology II

·         Welcome to Automotive Technology Two
This is a school year long course that aligns with NATEF standards for:

·    Brake /Automotive
·    Electrical/Electronic Systems
·    N.C. Public Schools Automotive Service Technology Blueprint # 7512.

The course will be project based and will contribute close to 70% of your class time in the Lab/Shop working on related projects and vehicle Service/Repair.
The remaining 30% of your time will be utilized in the Classroom covering course objectives. All activities will be graded through thru “Performance Evaluation Rubrics” and testing.
There will be Weekly tests, six week benchmark tests, as well as Bi-weekly quizzes. These will consist of written or online, located at the following hyperlink’
There will also be Lab/shop performance tasks that will be graded.
All tests will be graded at 70% of your overall grade, Quizzes at 20% and homework at 10%.
Re-tests & Make-ups can be done before or after school with the instructors approval.
The class textbook is Modern Automotive Technology The books will not be student assigned and will remain in the classroom, students can check out a book with the instructor as needed.

Brief Course Outline
(Calculations are based on 170 actual instructional days)
A. 2A01.00: Leadership Development- Demonstrate speaking, career development, and business meeting skills.                                                             1st Six weeks 3 days.

B. 2A02.01: Orientation to Automotive Technology/Automotive Industry - Identify facts concerning the occupational outlook for the automotive industry and its impact on the economy.                                                                                  1st Six weeks 2 days

C. 2A02.01: Safety- Review rules for personal safety, shop safety, and rules for safe use of shop equipment and materials relating to Automotive Brake and Electrical systems.                                                                                                   1st Six weeks 2 days 

D. 2A02.00-General Brake Systems- Identify hand tools, general shop tools and special tools for Brake system repair.
Automotive Brake Measuring- Identify, describe, and use semi-precision measuring tools.
E. 2A03.00: Complete Hydraulic Brake System Diagnoses and Repairs- Identify and describe common automotive Brake hydraulic problems and perform routine maintenance/servicing and repairs.         Six week Benchmark testing.       1st/2nd Six weeks 37 days.                                                                                                

F. 2A04.00:  Automotive Drum Brakes systems- Diagnoses and Repair of Drum Brakes                                                                                   2nd Six weeks 40 days                                                           

G. 2A05.00: - Disc Brakes- Theory and operation/Diagnoses and Repair    3th Six weeks 40 days
Nine week interim

H. 2A06.00/2A7.00/2A08.00-. Power Assist Units, Miscellaneous Brake System Repairs, Antilock Brakes and Traction Control                                       3rd/ Six weeks 32 days   

I. 2A09.00 Electrical/Electronic Systems-Complete Diagnoses and Repairs. Note: students will start to build Electrical project boards               3rd/4th Six weeks 79 days   Semester Exam

2A10.06 Batteries Complete Diagnoses and Repairs.           4th Six weeks 22 days   
Six week Benchmark testing
2A11.00/2A12.00-Starting/ Charging Systems-  Complete Diagnoses and Repairs                                                                                                                                                    4th/5th Six weeks 41 days  

2A13.00-Lighting, Horn and Wiper/Washer Systems- Complete Diagnoses and Repairs                                                                                    6th Six weeks 22 days   
·   Special Projects- There will be various special projects through out the school year including the electric car program and Service and Repair of Vehicles..

 Instructors Evaluation of student’s performance and attitude toward their required performance tests/tasks in the lab/shop will count toward 70% of their grade.


Note: Poor attitude/work ethic, off task including bad safety habits will not be tolerated, and reflect heavily on your overall grade and could lead to removal from the class.


Required Materials- Students should bring these materials to class or have available in the lab/shop (daily):


·    Notebook

·    Pencils/pens

·    Safety glasses (supplied ONE TIME by the instructor)

·    Suitable shop apparel (to adhere to safety standards)

·    Closed toed shoes (to adhere to safety standards)

·    Lock for the shop/lab locker


Final Note: Having enrolled in automotive technology you have chosen a very challenging, exciting, and rewarding, potential career path. If any difficulties arise, please feel free to contact me at the East Gaston High School at (704) 827-7251 or at my e-mail address at, I'm looking forward to an effective and rewarding learning experience with each and every one of you! Good Luck!   Thanks for Joining Me!
Mr.A.R. Poppo