AUTOMOTIVE

TECHNOLOGY


 

 

Automotive Technology classes prepare students for the world of work. Jami Decent and David Johnson, ASE certified instructors, assure that students have a variety of school and work based experiences in this NATEF certified automotive technology program. The curriculum is based on ASE automotive industry standards which students must meet with satisfaction in order to successfully complete the program. School-based experiences include hands-on work in the classroom, the use of computers to diagnose vehicle problems, and integrated career exploration activities in the classroom. Work-based career exploration activities may include job shadowing experiences, internships, and/or cooperative education which places the student in a part time job in the automotive field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Course Offerings

2017-2018 Registration Guide

 

1719 - Auto Technology I (2 credits):Train for an entry-level job in the automotive industry. Students will gain experience using industry equipment such as an on-the-car break lathe, a 4-wheel alignment rack and scan tools along with shop operations to become familiar with common automotive problems and their solutions. The Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) areas of suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair maintenance on power train components will be the focus of the coursework. Career opportunities and workplace readiness skills will also be addressed. Coveralls and safety glasses are required to protect students and meet safety standards. (Open to grades 11 & 12).

1720 - Auto Technology II (2 credits): Auto Technology II further trains students on ABS braking, suspension, electrical, and advanced drivability diagnosis. An additional 360 hours of instruction in advanced auto mechanics will be provided to reinforce the concepts learned in Auto Technology I and prepare the student for gainful employment. Students can earn a Student ASE Certificate. (Prerequisite-1719 Auto Technology I) Coveralls and safety glasses are required to protect students and meet safety standards. (Open to grade 12).

1751 - Cooperative Work Experience for Trades & Industry Education (1/2 credit per semester): Students employed in a Trades & Industry related job during the school year may receive high school credit through the Cooperative Work Experience program. The employment must be preceded by, or concurrent with, classroom instruction related to the work experience. A specific training plan will be developed with the employer for each student consistent with the student’s related classroom instruction and occupational goals. On-site visits will take place during the student’s placement. In addition to the cooperative work experience, students must be enrolled in seven classes (junior year) or six classes (senior year). (Open to grades 11 & 12)

 

 

 

 


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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Plan of Study



The Minot High School Automotive Technology Program prepares students for occupations within the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster with some related occupations overlapping into the Manufacturing Career Cluster. Click on each cluster below to learn more.

Click here for the Minot High School Coordinated Plans of Study document that should be used in determing eligibility for the North Dakota Career & Technical Education Scholarship.



 
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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Career Opportunities

 

Below is a sampling of career opportunities in Automotive Technology that are found within the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics career cluster with related occupations falling within the Manufacturing Career Cluster.

Click on the letter of the alphabet below to find your career. For detailed information on each career, go to O*NET, type in the O*NET SOC Code, and do a related career search.


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B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

A

O*NET SOC Code

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

49-3011.00

Airframe-and-Power-Plant Mechanics

49-3011.01

Automotive Body and Related Repairers

49-3021

Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

49-3022

Automotive Master Mechanics

49-3023.01

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

49-3023.00

Avionics Technicians

49-2091
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B

O*NET SOC Code

Bicycle Repairers

49-3091

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

49-3031.00
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C

O*NET SOC Code

Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers

49-9061

Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers

49-9091

Commercial Divers

49-9092

Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers

49-2011

Communication Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

49-2022.03

Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

49-9012
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E

O*NET SOC Code

Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

49-2092

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

49-9051

Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment

49-2093

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment

49-2094

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

49-2095

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles

49-2096

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers

49-2097
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F

O*NET SOC Code

Farm Equipment Mechanics

49-3041.00

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

49-1011.00
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H

O*NET SOC Code

Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics

49-9021.01

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

49-9021.00

Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

49-9098

Home Appliance Repairers

49-9031
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I - L

O*NET SOC Code

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

49-9041.00

Locksmiths and Safe Repairers

49-9094
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M

O*NET SOC Code

Machinist

51.4041.00

Maintenance Workers, Machinery

49-9043

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

49-9042

Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers

49-9095

Mechanical Door Repairers

49-9011

Medical Equipment Repairers

49-9062

Meter Mechanics

49-9012.03

Millwrights

49-9044

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

49-3042.00

Motorboat Mechanics

49-3051.00

Motorcycle Mechanics

49-3052.00
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O - P

O*NET SOC Code

Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics

49-3053.00

(Helpers) Pipe layers, Plumbers, Pipe fitters, and Steamfitters

47-3015.00

Plumbers

47-2152.02

Plumbers, Pipe fitters, and Steamfitters

47-2152.00
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R

O*NET SOC Code

Radio Mechanics

49-2021.00

Rail Car Repairers

49-3043

Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

49-3092

Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brick masons

49-9045

Refrigeration Mechanics

49-9021.02

Riggers

49-9096
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S - T - U - W

O*NET SOC Code

Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers

49-2098

Signal and Track Switch Repairers

49-9097

Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers

49-2022

Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

49-9052

Tire Repairers and Changers

49-3093

Upholsterers

51-6093.00

Watch Repairers

49-9064
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ADDITIONAL CAREER TITLES
(without O*NET SOC Codes)

Automotive Parts Specialist
Automotive Salesperson
Automotive Forensic Investigator
Automotive Engineer
Auto-Customizer
Auto body Repairer
Auto Racing Mechanic
Auto Detailer
Car Stereo Installer
Car Body designer

Collection Clerk
Electronic Technologist
Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanic
Insurance Adjuster
Industrial Engineer
Insurance Broker- Agent
Insurance Inspector
Mechanical Engineer
Robotics Technician
Small Engine Mechanic

 

 



 
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Four Year Plan


Below is a suggested four year plan for students wanting to pursue an automotive technology career pathway or related field:

Subject
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
Math
Algebra
(1 credit)
Geometry
(1 credit)
Algebra II
(1 credit) (Suggested to meet university entrance requirements)
Consumer Math I & II
(1 credit) (Suggested Math Elective for those not attending college) .
Language
Arts
Grade 9 Language Arts (1 credit)
Grade 10 Language Arts
(1 credit)
Grade 11 Language Arts (1 credit)
Speech or Debate and anElective (1/2 credit each)
Science
Physical Science
I & II (1 credit)
Biology I & II
(1 credit)
General Chemistry or another Science elective (1 credit) (suggested science for students planning to earn a 4 year college degree)
.

Social Studies

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World History
I & II (1 credit)
 
U.S. History
I & II (1 credit)
Social Studies Elective (1/2 credit)

American Government (1/2 credit)

Economics (1/2 credit)

Physical Education

Physical Education
(1/2 credit)

Personal Health & Safety (1/2 credit)

Physical Education Electives
(1/2 credit each)
Physical Education Electives
(1/4 credit each)
Physical Education Electives
(1/4 credit each)
Drivers Education
.

Driver & Traffic Safety Education (Elective)
(1/2 credit)

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Electives

Please Note: You can choose courses listed from the previous year if you didn't get a chance to take that course.

Word Processing
(1/2 credit)

Energy & Transportation (1/2 credit)

Invent It (1/2 credit)

Skills for Living
(1/2 credit)

Elective (1/2 credit)

Agricultural Engines and General Mechanics
(1 credit)

How Stuff Works
(1/2 credit)

Introduction to Computer Applications (1/2 credit)

Agricultural Welding
(1/2 credit)

Auto Technology I
(2 credits)

Advanced Computer Applications - Word/Excel (1/2 credit)

Advanced Computer Applications - Access/Powerpoint
(1/2 credit)

Welding I (2 credits)

Auto Technology II
(2 credits) 

Physics (1 credit) (Suggested)

 Welding II (2 credits)

Class Periods
7 periods a day
7 periods a day

6 periods a day & PE twice weekly for the 7th Period

6 periods a day & PE twice weekly for the 7th Period

 

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Postsecondary Education

 
North Dakota Colleges:
Bismarck State College
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Lake Region State College
North Dakota State College of Science
United Tribes Technical College (Bismarck)
Williston State College
North Dakota University System Home Page


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Apprenticeship Opportunities


PRINTABLE PLAN OF STUDY FOR:






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North Dakota State College of Science.....(Back to College Menu)

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Loan Forgiveness/ Repayment Programs

The following loan repayment programs are designed to encourage students to enter into careers in Diesel Technology by helping to pay for their education and training. Click on the links below to learn more.


 


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Butler Machinery Company

"Think Big" Program

 

Butler Machinery Web Page
Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician
Think Big Program

The North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton was recently selected by Caterpillar Dealers and Caterpillar as one of 12 sites in the nation to offer the "Think Big" program to help educate and train future highly skilled entry level diesel technicians. The program is designed to provide students with the hands-on skills they need to become entry-level technicians for the Caterpillar dealerships that buy, sell, service, and repair Caterpillar machines and equipment. The program is being sponsored by Butler Machinery Company. Click on one of the links above for more information on this program.



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Dealer
Technician Program


The John Deere Dealer Technician Job Training Program is a two-year associate's degree  in which you'll how to troubleshoot, service, repair, and rebuild the equipment that keeps John Deere customers running strong. You'll choose whether you want to focus on agriculture and turf equipment or construction and forestry equipment, but regardless of what you choose, you'll work with top-notch schools and dealer sponsors to gain the skills and experience necessary for you to become an essential member of a John Deere dealership team.

 

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Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota

CARS Student Loan Repayment Program


CARS (College Annual Repayment Stipend)
is a student loan repayment program in which Automotive Technology students could have up to $20,000 of their student loans paid for them.

Here's how it works . . . First, the student meets with a participating dealer to discuss potential job opportunities. The student learns about the dealership and job positions by talking to the dealer, touring the dealership, visiting with dealership staff, and asking questions. The dealer will discuss with the student the type of education that would be most appropriate for the position being sought by the student. This would include identifying a major and an approved institution offering that major. The next step is for the student to enroll in school and begin a course of study. The student is fully responsible for acquiring adequate funding for both their degree and personal needs. This funding is usually obtained through the college financial aid office. Upon graduation, the student can apply for employment with participating dealerships. If the student is hired by a participating dealership, the student may be entitled to participate in the CARS student load repayment program. At the end of the student's first year of full-time employment, the dealership will make a $1,500 payment to the financial institution holding eh student's loan. Provided the student continues to work for the dealership, this process will continue for 9 additional years. However, at the end of years 6 through 10, the student loan payment increases to $2,500 per year! This adds up to $20,000 in payments.

For more information contact the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota. Phone: 1-800-752-5591. Click here for more information. Click here for an informational brochure.



 

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North Dakota Implement Dealers Association

PLOW Student Loan Repayment Program


With the PLOW (Post-secondary Loan Obligation Write-down) student loan repayment program, students will have the opportunity to have up to $20,000 of their student loans paid for them.

Here’s how it works. First, the student meets with a participating dealer to discuss potential job opportunities. The student learns about the dealership and job positions by talking to the dealer, touring the dealership, visiting with dealership staff, and asking questions. The dealer will discuss with the student the type of education that would be most appropriate for the position being sought by the student. This would include identifying a major and an approved institution offering that major. The next step is for the student to enroll in school and begin a course of study. The student is fully responsible for acquiring adequate funding for both their degree and personal needs. This funding is usually obtained through the college financial aid office.

Upon graduating, the student can apply for employment with participating dealerships. If the student is hired by a participating dealership, the student may be entitled to participate in the PLOW student loan repayment program. At the end of the student’s first year of full-time employment, the dealership will make a $1,500 payment to the financial institution holding the student’s loan. Provided the student continues to work for the dealership, this process will continue for 9 additional years. However, at the end of years 6 though 10, the student loan payment increases to $2,500 per year! This adds up to $20,000 in payments!

For more information contact 1-800-752-5591. Click here for more information. Click here for an informational brochure.

 

 

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The ACCESS YOUR FUTURE Scholarship Program is a program with education reimbursement benefits for individuals interested in a career in the equipment industry as a service technician. An education in diesel and heavy equipment technology is a solid foundation for a successful career in this industry.

To learn more about the ACCESS YOUR FUTURE Scholarship Program, visit
http://rdo-equipment.azurewebsites.net/more/careers/access-your-future-programs


 

 

 

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States' Career Clusters

Career Clusters provide a way for schools to organize instruction and student experiences around sixteen broad categories that encompass virtually all occupations from entry through professional levels. Click here to take a survey to identify your number one career cluster. Click here to visit the States' Career Clusters Website.

If you click on your Career Cluster link below, you will get more detailed information about the cluster. If you click the Job List link for your cluster, you will get a detailed list of jobs within the cluster. To print a Plan of Study for your cluster, click either the Microsoft Word symbol or the PDF symbol. To play the Jeopardy Game for your Career Cluster, click the PowerPoint link. (If you are using PowerPoint version 2003, it works best to just open the game). If you are using an older or advanced version of PowerPoint, it is best to download the Zip folder. Click one of the following for Zip Download Instructions: Internet Explorer or Firefox

 

CAREER CLUSTER
Job List
Jeopardy Game
Plan of Study
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Business, Management & Administration
Education & Training
Finance
Government & Public Administration
Health Science
Hospitality & Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology
Law, Public Safety & Security
Manufacturing
Marketing, Sales & Service
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

 

 

 

 

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Web Sites With Additional Information

Skills USA-VICA Career & Technical Education Website

Association for Career & Technical Education

North Dakota State Board for Career & Technical Education

Minot Public Schools Career Development Program

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