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Automotive Technology Junior/Senior Option

The Northwest Tech Automotive Technology program allows you to start with and develop the basic fundamentals before advancing to the necessary job skills and related work procedures needed to gain employment in the automotive industry. This progression will include the use of technical service manuals, testing equipment, electronic ignition systems, rear, front, and four-wheel drive, and power steering and brakes.

We are continually updating our curriculum to assure that you, our students, are able to work with the same tools and equipment found in the industry today. As advanced technology is introduced with new automobiles each year, electronics are used in brakes, transmission, steering systems, and a variety of other components. You will use the latest with up-to-date computerized diagnostic devices and much more.

The shop training is set up in a very similar way to repair bays in an automotive dealership. We schedule customer work from the community so that the learning environment is hands-on for job training. You learn actual on-the-job procedures for troubleshooting, looking up parts, figuring a job sheet and relating with customers.


First Year
First Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
AT 100 Shop Orientation/Safety 1
AT 110A Suspension & Steering I 3
AT 120 Wheel Align Diagnosis & Repair 4
  Total Semester Credits 8

Second Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
AT 149 Electrical I 3
AT 150A Automotive Electronics 2
AT 155A Battery Starting/Charging Systems 3
  Total Semester Credits 8

Second Year
Third Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
AT 131 Brakes I 3
AT 135 Brakes II 2
AT 137 Tire Maintenance 2
  Total Semester Credits 7

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
AT 163 Engine Performance I 3
AT 165 Engine Performance II 3
AT 290 Hybrid & Electric Vehicles 3
  Total Semester Credits 9

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Annual Salary Range: $25,000 - $40,000


  • Estimated Cost Toolkit ($480)
  • *This does not include the price of our General Education Classes and Books.
  • *The core technical classes are covered through the Excel in CTE program.
  • Mechanic
  • Parts Person
  • Service Writer
  • Automotive Service Tech


Dwight Williams
Automotive Technology Instructor

Jim Kennedy
Automotive Technology Instructor


Kayla Luera
Director of Outreach

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