Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC)


Located at Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC)
1950 NE 46th Street
Kansas City, MO  64116 

Among its many options for college and career preparation, North Kansas City Schools offers students Automotive Technology. (Website)

2017-2018 CTEC Classes

If you are interested in taking classes in Automotive Tech during the 2017-2018 school year, you need to apply. (Application Form)


Automotive Technology (I, II & III)

There are three course offerings of Automotive Technology for students with the ability and intent to enter the field of auto service as a career:

  • Automotive Technology I
    • Automotive Technology I is a prerequisite course designed to provide students with the first four of the eight lesson areas of NATEF’s MLR standards along with the required supplemental tasks. The areas covered in year one are supplemental tasks (safety), Suspension and Steering systems, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic systems, and Engine Repair. This course is designed to provide the student with fundamentals of operation, service, maintenance and light repair of modern automobiles in these areas and is the first step in preparing students to become maintenance and light repair technicians at dealers and independent shops. This course is also focused on moving students into a post-secondary institution. This course will follow N.A.T.E.F. guidelines and is accredited at the MLR level by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

  • Automotive Technology II
    • Automotive Technology II is the continuation of Automotive Technology I and is designed to provide students with the final four of the eight lesson areas of NATEF’s MLR standards. The areas covered in year two are supplemental tasks (safety), Manual Drive Train and Axles, Automatic Transmissions, Engine Performance, and Heating and Air Conditioning Systems. This course is designed to provide the student with fundamentals of operation, service, maintenance and light repair of modern automobiles in these areas and is the first step in preparing students to become maintenance and light repair technicians at dealers and independent shops. This course is also focused on moving students into a post-secondary institution. This course will follow N.A.T.E.F. guidelines and is accredited at the MLR level by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

  • Automotive Technology III runs concurrent with AT-2 and requires strong leadership skills. Expectations include shop management, tool room management and peer tutoring. Advanced shop practices, entrepreneurial skills and shop performance are targeted skills. Students for AT-3 are selected based on interviews with the instructor.

Programs involve an application process. Find copies of the application in high school counseling centers. (Application)

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