Career and Technical Education: Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology is held at Clear Springs High School
Clear Springs High School Automotive Technology Program offers students an opportunity to prepare for college and a career in the automotive industry. The instructor, Mr. Mike Hedger is an Automotive Service Excellence Certified Master Automotive Technician with 14 years in the industry and 6 years as an instructor at the college level.
Program Goals: The goals of the program include:
- Exploring a career as an automotive technician
- Preparing serious students to take and pass the nationally recognized Automotive Service Excellence certification exams in four areas – suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, and engine performance. ASE certification is recognized by automotive dealerships and colleges as meeting an achievement level needed for success in the industry.
Employment Outlook: Even during tough economic times, customers put a priority on maintaining their transportation. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, “the number of jobs for automotive service technicians is projected to grow faster than average for all occupations over the next decade. Employment growth will create many new jobs, but total job openings will be significantly larger because many skilled technicians are expected to retire and will need to be replaced.”
You deserve credit: Yes, you deserve college credit if you are successful in the high school Automotive Technology courses. Many local community colleges will award you four to six college credits. The credits apply toward completion of an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology.
Get a move on and enroll in the first automotive course – Introduction to Automotive Technology: This course is open to students in grade 10 and will introduce you to the automotive industry. When you successfully complete this course, you will know if this is the career for you.
The second and third courses in the automotive sequence are not for everyone, only those who are seriously considering a career in the automotive industry. After successfully completing the introductory course, you will need to complete an application to be considered for Automotive Technology I, and a second application to be considered for Automotive Technology II when you have successfully completed Automotive Technology I.
Students may apply to attend the CTE Automotive Technology program. This program is located at Clear Springs High School and has limited spaces allotted for students outside the home campus. See your counselor for an application.
Applications will be due at the time of course selection. All applications will be reviewed and students will be notified before the end of school.