About Auto Technology
The technology in automobiles today is so complex that the average person can no longer repair the problem. The automobile has multiple computers to run all of the functions of the vehicle. In this automotive course, the students will receive training in Maintenance and Light Repair; Engine Repair; Automatic Transmission/Transaxle; Manual Drive Train and Axles; Suspension and Steering; Brakes; Electrical/Electronic Systems; Heating and Air Conditioning; and Engine Performance.
The BPSTIL automotive program is certified by NATEF and AYES, which are industry-recognized certifications. The AYES program allows the students to work in an automobile dealership in the summer between their junior and senior years in school. The students will be able to work their senior year at the same dealership and then complete two years after graduation.
The purpose of the automotive technology program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as entry-level automotive technicians. The program prepares the individual to select and safely use hand and power tools, jacks and hoisting equipment. The content includes instruction in Maintenance and Light Repair, which includes ASE service areas: Engine Repair; Automatic Transmission/Transaxle; Manual Drive Train and Axles; Suspension and Steering; Brakes; Electrical/Electronic Systems; Heating and Air Conditioning; and Engine Performance. Instruction also includes the use of technical manuals, preventive maintenance procedures, and safe and efficient work practices.
For information on instructor qualification, please visit the teacher bio page listed in the top left under Instructors.
Safety and Pollution Prevention (S/P2) Automotive
Automobile Service Excellence (ASE)
Automobile Service Technology
Automotive Transmission and Transaxle
Heat and Air Conditioning
Maintenance and Light Repair
Manual Drive Train and Axles
Steering and Suspension
Jump Start Pathways
Mr. Dreher's Classroom Website
Additional Course Information
General Auto Maintenace
Freshman and Sophomores Spring only
Automotive Technology I, II, III, IV, V, and VI
Junior and Seniors Fall or Spring
Dual Enrollment Information
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
Students have the opportunity to dually enroll at NLTC in the following courses: