Valley Vocational Technical Center
49 Hornet Rd.
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 3:30
Course Texts and Materials
Text Book: Modern Automotive Technology - James E Duffey ISBN – 1-59070-186-0
Work Book: Modern Automotive Technology - James E Duffey ISBN – 1-59070-188-7
Pens, Pencils and paper
Several 2 to 3 inch three ring note books
1 – one inch note book ( 1st year students only)
Small cheap calculator
Sturdy shoes for shop
Appropriate clothing for shop work
This program is a two year course, designed to provide students with skills necessary to enter or advance in many automotive industry positions. The technology, diagnosis and repair of automotive electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems are studied. Considerable time is spent developing hands-on skills that are used on the job. Skills learned in the program are valuable to individuals choosing to enter professions other than automotive technician, such as service writers, service managers, parts counter person, warranty clerks.
Individualized instruction with demonstration, discussion, lecture, and lab assignments.
Life Long Learning
1. Assume responsibility for continuing education in order to maintain skills and enhance professional growth.
2. Exhibit self-management and study skills necessary to succeed in increasingly challenging academic environments.
3. Demonstrate work ethics and reliable behavior including, but not limited to, assuming responsibility for decisions and actions, utilizing time and stress management skills, and displaying initiative.
4. Demonstrate pride in profession through motivation and initiative, positive attitude, and flexibility.
5. Demonstrate professional ethics, honesty, and respect when dealing with customers, coworkers, and supervisors.
6. Work as a team member by demonstrating good communication and listening skills, cooperation, and providing a supportive environment.
7. Communicate clearly and professionally in both written and verbal communications to customers, coworkers, and supervisors, using positive interpersonal skills including, but not limited to, empathy, active listening, and flexibility.
8. Explain and apply technical concepts and their interrelationships between various vehicular systems.
9. Demonstrate applications of technical knowledge to other technologies and disciplines.
10. Diagnose customer complaints accurately and demonstrate mechanical aptitude in the servicing of vehicles.
11. Apply critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve problems.
1st year students
Introduction to automotive technology
Chapters 1 through10
Chapters 11 through 16,
Engines service and repair
Chapters 48 through 52
Tire wheel, and wheel bearings and service
Chapter 65 and 66
Automotive Brake systems
Chapters 71 through 73
2nd year students
Automotive electrical systems
Chapters 29 through 38
Chapter 45 through 47
Emission control systems
Chapter 43 & 44
Suspension and steering systems
67 through 70
Valley Vocational-Technical Center Awards certificates of course completion to students who complete their program of study.
In order for students to be eligible for these certificates, they MUST be present 90% of the time and complete 90% of the competencies for their program.
Course Evaluation (Grading)
You will be graded 3 ways
Employability skills (33.3%), attendance (33.3%), and home work, shop projects quizzes and tests averaged together (33.3%).