Transportation Pathway

This pathway map represents a suggested sequence of courses leading to capstone, work-based learning, and post-secondary experiences which will assist students in being as successful as possible after leaving high school.  Although each student will personalize their experiences, the earlier a student begins this sequence, the more opportunities students will have to fully explore the educational and community options available. These sequences should be coupled with appropriate core courses, as well as life-skills and courses in a student’s area of interest.

Course Descriptions:

Consumer Auto - TEC2010, .5-credit, Grades 9-12, Course Fee:  $20

This course is designed for the students who would like to own and maintain a personal vehicle. This course covers basic car care, under hood inspection (fluids, belts, hoses), removing & replacing items (wiper blades, bulbs, fuses), cooling system maintenance, battery/charging system diagnosis, lubrication system maintenance, tire information, brake inspection, minor ignition system maintenance (spark plug, wires, firing order), car buying, car insurance, and service information.

Outdoor Power Equipment Technology - TEC2020, .5-credit, Grades 9-12, Course Fee:  $20

Students in class will study the theory and operation of two‐and four‐stroke engines. They will gain hands‐on experience by disassembling, analyzing, and reassembling small engines. Students will be encouraged to bring in projects needing repair from home. This course integrates and reinforces basic science and mathematical concepts while providing hands‐on experience for students.  

Automotive Technology 1 - TEC2030, .5-credit, Grades 9-12, Course Fee:  $20
Successful students will have completed Consumer Auto or Outdoor Power Equipment with a “C” or better.

Automotive Technology 1 is an introduction to basic engine construction and operation. Students will study engine components operation, testing procedures, and engine trouble diagnosis. Students will complete activities to study the following automotive engine systems: cooling, lubrication, fuel, electrical, and ignition systems. Units of study include: basic car care, basic cooling system, and batteries/starting/charging systems.  

Automotive Technology 2 - TEC2040, 1.0-credit, Grades 10-12, Course Fee:  $20
Successful students will have completed Auto Tech 1 with a “C” or better.

This course is designed for those students interested in entering the automotive profession or gaining a solid foundation of the automotive field. Students will learn how to diagnose and repair electrical/electronic systems, brake systems, and engine performance systems. The three Cs of auto repairs will be emphasized: Concern, Cause, and Correction of system problems. If this course is taken at Memorial, it is considered the first year of the Auto Youth Apprenticeship Program. Units of study include: batteries/starting/charging systems, basic electricity/electronics, and brake systems.  

Automotive Technology 3 - TEC2050, 1.0-credit, Grades 11-12, Course Fee:  $20
Successful students will have completed Auto Tech 2 with a “C” or better.

This course is designed for further study of the automotive profession. It offers further practice with automotive competencies in electrical/electronic systems, brake systems, suspension and steering systems, and engine performance systems.  

Automotive Technology 4 - TEC2060, 1.0-credit, Grades 11-12, Course Fee:  $20
Successful students will have completed Auto Tech 3 with a “C” or better.                                                                                                                                   

This course is designed for further study of the automotive profession. It is the study of and further practice with automotive competencies in engine rebuilding which includes engine removal, disassembly, inspection, and measurement, cleaning, engine machining, re‐assembly, test operation, automatic and manual drivetrains, and heating/ventilation/air conditioning.  

**Industry Certification

  *College Credit