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Automotive technology

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS AND HVAC (A2060/A2060SM) Grade Level 11, 12
This course is an introduction to safety practices in Automotive Technology and introduces students to several units of study. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience in a lab setting, students will explore steering and suspension technology, electronics and vehicle computer systems, brakes and braking technology, and safety and navigation systems. Students will be taught the function and application of an engine coolant and describe the uses of the scanning equipment in communicating with body HVAC computers. Students will have the opportunity to test for several ASE certifications.

SUSPENSION, STEERING, AND BRAKES (A2061/A2061SM) Grade Level 11, 12
This course allows students to have an in-depth exploration of advanced steering and suspension systems technology, diagnosis, and repair, in addition to advanced electronic diagnosis and final preparation for remaining ASE certifications. Students will have the opportunity to test for various ASE certifications.

POWERTRAIN ENGINE REPAIR AND PERFORMANCE (A2062/A2062SM) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
This course is designed to teach the principles of automotive engine operation and ASE MLR-level service. It also covers general engine design and operation, cylinder head/valve train, cylinder block, lubrication, and cooling systems, in addition to automatic and manual transmissions. Coursework will further cover the operation, diagnosis, and service of drive shafts, constant velocity (CV) joints, four-wheel-drive bearings, differentials, and four-wheel-drive systems. The student is taught to verify customer concerns, proper operation, and perform tests. Students will have the opportunity to test for various ASE certifications.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE (A2063/A2063SM) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
The Capstone Experience is the culminating course for the Automotive Technology Pathway. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to extend and apply their classroom learning in the career areas of Automotive Technology. Students will have the option of completing an industry-mentored project or internship/apprenticeship. They will play an integral part in determining which type of experience will be most beneficial and supportive of their individual goals. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to compile industry-related certifications in the field of Automotive Technology to include in their resume.

collision repair

NON-STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DAMAGE REPAIR (A2064/A2064SM) Grade Level 11, 12
This course will help students develop diagnostic, technical, and academic skills through classroom instruction and hands-on non-structural analysis and damage repair applications. This course will address an introduction to welding; personal and environmental safety practices associated with clothing; respiratory protection, and eye protection; entry-level automotive service technology principles and practices; hand tools; power tools/equipment; proper ventilation; and the handling, storage, measuring and mixing procedures, raising and supporting vehicles, damage report principles and disposal of chemicals/materials in accordance with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations. Students will also use the I-CAR Live Curriculum and ASETask List mastery to learn to formulate accurate estimates of the cost of repairs.

PAINTING AND REFINISHING (A2065/A2065SM) Grade Level 11, 12
This course allows students to develop diagnostic, technical, and academic skills through their participation in classroom instruction and hands-on applications in the areas of surface preparation; paint mixing, matching, application, and paint equipment preparation; identification and correction of defects; final detailing and the ability to identify and perform other necessary Painting and Refinishing tasks. Students may have the opportunity to test for ASE Painting and Refinishing Certification.

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DAMAGE REPAIR (A2066/A2066SM) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
This course allows students to develop diagnostic, technical, and academic skills through classroom instruction and hands-on structural analysis and damage repair applications. The course emphasizes the proper procedures for measuring, analyzing, and developing correct repair procedures for unibody and body-over-frame vehicles. Student technicians develop repair plans and discuss their implementation. The course also emphasizes the restoring of vehicles to their pre-accident condition using manufacturers’ and industry recommendations. This course equips the student with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for immediate employment in the Transportation Equipment Pathway and/or continuing postsecondary education. Students will have the opportunity to test for ASE Structural Analysis and Damage Repair Certification.

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS (A2067/A2067SM) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
This course allows the students to use the I-CAR Live Curriculum to develop diagnostic, technical, and academic skills. The focus is in the areas of steering and suspension; electrical, brakes, heating and air conditioning; cooling systems; drive train; fuel intake and exhaust systems; restraint systems and the ability to identify and perform other necessary Mechanical and Electrical tasks. Students will have the opportunity to test for the ASE Mechanical and Electrical Components Certification.

diesel technology

DIESEL SUSPENSION & STEERING, AND BRAKES (A2120SM/) Grade 11
This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Exams for Suspension & Steering, Brakes, and Preventive Maintenance and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend postsecondary education and/or training. Students develop diagnostic, technical, and academic skills through classroom instruction and hands-on maintenance applications in the above areas. Through theory and real-world experiences, students master the concepts and the ability to identify and perform necessary repair tasks utilizing the latest techniques and applications on Class 4 through Class 8 trucks and tractors. In addition, this course will address personal and environmental safety practices associated with clothing; respiratory protection; eye protection; entry-level medium/heavy truck service technology principles and practices; hand tools; power tools/equipment; raising and supporting vehicles, safety principles, and disposal of chemicals/materials in accordance with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations.

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS (A2121SM) Grade 11
This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Exams for Electrical/Electronic Systems and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend post-secondary education and/or training. Students develop diagnostic, technical, and academic skills through classroom instruction and hands-on maintenance applications in the above areas. Through theory and real-world experiences, students master the concepts and the ability to identify and perform necessary repair tasks utilizing the latest techniques and applications on Class 4 through Class 8 trucks and tractors.

DIESEL TECHNOLOGY AND PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE (A2122SM) Accelerated Credits, Grade 12
This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Exams for Diesel Engines and to perform Preventative Maintenance and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend post- secondary education and/or training. Students develop diagnostic, technical, and academic skills through classroom instruction and hands-on maintenance applications in the above areas. Through theory and real-world experiences, students master the concepts and the ability to identify and perform necessary repair tasks utilizing the latest techniques and applications on Class 4 through Class 8 trucks and tractors.

DIESEL TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY (A2123SM) Grade 12
The Capstone Experience is the culminating course for the Diesel Technology Pathway. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to extend and apply their classroom learning in the career areas of Diesel Technology. Students will have the option of completing an industry-mentored project or internship/apprenticeship. They will play an integral part in determining which type of experience will be most beneficial and supportive of their individual goals. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to compile industry-related certifications in the field of Diesel Technology to include in their resume.

commercial vehicle transportation

CAREER READINESS IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION (A2115SM) Dual Credit (TRK108), Grade 11
This class is an overview of career paths, employment preparation, and opportunities that will provide direction for appropriately focused job service, industry image, research techniques, and adjusting to a new career. Students will gain a working understanding of the roles of each agent (shipper, broker, transporter, receiver) and industry vocabulary and best practices. The class aligns with TRK 108, and students have the opportunity to gain credit through Dual Enrollment from Hagerstown Community College.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ENDORSEMENT (A2114SM) Grade 11
Students will receive the federally mandated instruction to obtain a commercial HAZMAT license endorsement. This class will also provide instruction on tanker endorsement and multi-towing endorsements for commercial driver’s licenses. Students who elect may also obtain an OSHA forklift operator credential. Prerequisite: Completion of career readiness in commercial vehicle transportation AND a non commercial Maryland driver’s license AND the student will be 18 years of age prior to completion of the A2112SM course.

COMMERICAL VEHICLE TRIP INSPECTION (A2113SM) Grade 12
This course introduces the principles and practices of commercial vehicle inspections as required by federal law. All vehicle components and systems will be introduced and their relationship in the inspection process. In-cab and air brake inspections will be explained, and practice sessions will be included as part of the curriculum. Students will complete industry-accepted documentation of their inspection reports and log reports with the instructor. Prerequisite: Completion of career readiness in commercial vehicle transportation AND a non commercial Maryland driver’s license AND the student will be 18 years of age prior to completion of the A2112SM course.

INTRODUCTION TO COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION (A2112SM) Dual Credit (TRK110), Grade 12
Students will become familiar with basic state and federal motor vehicle traffic laws, including Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations and their application to the industry. Students will receive the federally required instruction for initial driver training for Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Successful completion of the course will allow participants to log the required hours to obtain their class A commercial driver’s permit. Fee required through MVA for CDL learners permit. Class aligns with TRK 110, and students have the opportunity to gain credit through Dual Enrollment from Hagerstown Community College. Prerequisite: Completion of career readiness in commercial vehicle transportation AND a non commercial Maryland driver’s license AND the student will be 18 years of age prior to completion of the A2112SM course.