Automotive Technology at CTEC


  • Located at Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) 

    Among its many options for college and career preparation, North Kansas City Schools offers students Automotive Technology. Visit their website to learn more.

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    The NKC Schools Auto Technology program was recently named one of the top 20 programs in the country in the Wix Filters 2018 School of the Year competition! Read more.

  • If you are interested in taking classes in Automotive Tech during the 2019-2020 school year, you need to apply via the online application.

     

    auto show 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
      • automotive technology group picture  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