Automotive Service Technology

Ben Pope Instructor

Automotive Service Technology is a two-year CTE instructional program that prepares students for entry-level employment positions in the automotive repair and service industry AND/OR entry into college level CTE programs. Year 1 students are instructed in the foundation skills related to safety, tools, equipment usage, measurement, basic automotive service, brakes, and electrical system service. Year 2  students are taught foundational skills related to engine performance, steering, and suspension systems.

*Both male and female students are encouraged to enroll.

This class offers 2 Carnegie Unit electives per year. Students may choose to graduate with a Traditional Diploma (24 credit) or Career Pathway Option Diploma (21 credit).

Enrolling students should have an interest in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Pathway. 

ALL students must score 100% on the Automotive Service Technology Safety Test.

Year 1 Prerequisites:

  • C or higher in English (previous year) C or higher in Math (last course taken or specified by instructor)


  • TABE Reading Score (8th grade or higher) and instructor approval


  • Instructor Approval


Year 2 Prerequisites:

  • Pass Year 1 with average of 70 or higher
  • Adhere to JBD Attendance Policy
  • Score 50% or higher on CTE end of year test


  • Instructor approval