Automobile Service Technology's WEBPAGE

DISCOVER: Learn about the Automobile Service Technology Program

EXPLORE: Dig deeper into the advantages and benefits of Automobile Service Technology

PLAN & APPLY: Create a pathway to a career in this field

10th graders must apply by Dec 1st for first round decisions!!
 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Tim Haines  (Email:    trhaine@carrollk12.org ):  

  • Professional Experience: Auto Service Technician since 1985
  • Specialized Training: ASE Master Automotive Technician
  • Graduate of CCCTC

Roger Seabolt  (Email:   rlseabo@carrollk12.org ):  

Professional Experience: Auto Service Technician since 1991

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DESCRIPTION

The Automotive Technology program prepares students to become a motor vehicle technician who can use the latest diagnostic equipment (e.g. LED Alignment System) to assess a vehicle’s problems and then make the needed repairs. Students practice and gain experience in our 14-bay service area.  Qualified students can earn up to 19 college credits through the Community College of Baltimore County. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation has certified the Auto Service Technology program for Automotive Service Excellence.

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BROCHURE & VIDEOS

Brochure

Brief video

Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):

Videos about CCCTC and other programs      

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ADVANTAGES

COLLEGE ADVANTAGE: 

Get a jump start on college- Use college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major.  This program puts you in touch with state of the art diagnostic equipment, LED Alignment System, 14 bays, and modern technology so students can experience Automobile Service Technology before they go to college. Students in this program will feel right at home in any college program.  (more)

  CAREER ADVANTAGE:

Start your career NOW- Work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day and get student certified by ASE©.  This shows employers you are trained in a ASE facility and have the skills industry is looking for in a Automobile Service Technology employee.  These skills allow the best students to come back as CCCTC interns or find an internship at a local businesses. (more)

SkillsUSA: 

Compete at the state and national level- our Automobile Service Technology Program has been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

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MAJOR TOPICS & SKILLS

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

  • Basic shop skills
  • Brake systems (ASE certificate)
  • Electrical/electronic systems (ASE certificate)
  • Emission systems
  • Engine performance (ASE certificate)
  • Preventative maintenance and light repair (ASE certificate)
  • State Inspection
  • Steering /suspension systems (ASE certificate)

CAREER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

See the list of skills you will learn in this program- <contact one of the instructors for a list of skills>

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  <We emphasize professionalism in each program> 

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SAVE MONEY AND TIME AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

 EARN VALUABLE CERTIFICATIONS 

OUR program is ASE certified-

National ASE© Certification shows that you have the skills and knowledge needed in to be successful in your career field.  This adds value to a students high school experience by allowing them to have proof of their abilities that would take time and money AFTER they graduate.  Areas of Certification are:

  • Brakes
  • Medium and Light Repair
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Electric Systems and Electronics
  • Engine Performance

If you want to be set apart from other students in this field, industry certifications give you that edge.    (more) 

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 

Automotive Service Technology partners with these schools- Students can earn college credits in this program through our agreements with these colleges:

  • Penn College of Technology – 15 credits
  • The Community Colleges of Baltimore County – 18 credits
  • Universal Technical Institute – TBD
  • University of Northwestern Ohio – 12 credits

Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution!

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ARE YOUR READY?

HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  1. OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!!  Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in Automobile Service Technology? 
  2. Prerequisites: 94% attendance and a 2.0 GPA in academic level classes
  3. Qualities and characteristics you will need:
  • Able to follow safety guidelines without being reminded (Dangerous situation require this ability)
  • Detail oriented
  • Exposure to loud noises and warm working conditions
  • Good communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Hand and eye coordination
  • Manual dexterity
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Must be able to work as a team in a responsible, professional manner
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Physical stamina to stand for long periods of time and lift/move equipment
  • Strong technical reading, writing, math and computer skills
  • (more)
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YOU HAVE TO APPLY!!

 <THE APPLICATION PROCESS>-  SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  Acceptance is based on Attendance, GPA, and grades/rigor in certain classes.  Also, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. See the <How to Apply webpage>

 

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HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?

SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

PREREQUISITES- (Completed before you start the program)

  • 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM (junior or senior year)-

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL

Mods 1-4: home H.S.

 

SPRING 

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-4 @ CCCTC

SENIOR YEAR

FALL

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-4 @ CCCTC

SPRING

Mods 1-4: home H.S. or the opportunity for an internship based on performance in the program

FROM THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES-  Suggested Educational Career Plan and a description of the program found in the program of studies.  To see the most recent information go to the current Carroll County Program of Studies

    See the Program of Studies for most up to date information.

Click to see a SAMPLE Educational Career Plan

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES-  <Arrival/dismissal times and other dates>

CCCTC TRANSPORTATION- Transportation is provided to from your home high.  (there are some exceptions such as community based internship)  Also, students going to CCCTC will still have classes at their home high school and may continue to be involved in extracurricular activities. 

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CAREERS THAT START WITH THIS PROGRAM

CAREERS AND COLLEGE MAJORS 

EXPERIENCE YOUR CAREER IN HIGH SCHOOL-  Do you want to go to college, start a career OR pay for college with your new career?  Joining the CCCTC is a life changing experience  where you are immersed with others students who are interested in your field.  You learn in professionally reviewed programs from industry proven experts.  THIS IS REAL-LIFE!

ENTRY LEVEL- With CCCTC start a career right after high school

  • Service Advisor/Writer
  • Service Station/Independent Garage Light Duty Repair
  • Maintenance Technician

TECHNICAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a 2 year associates degree or trade school degree 

  • Master Automotive Technician
  • Service/Parts Manager

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a four year degree that you will be well prepared to complete

  • Bushiness manager/Owner
  • Field Service Engineer/ Technical Support

Check Out These Career Sites:

Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!

ONETThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.

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PROFESSIONALLY REVIEWED PROGRAMS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  (Don't just take our word for it)

ASE  ASE Student Certification is the first step in building a career as a service professional in the automotive industry. Marking the completion of career-entry studies in automotive technology, collision repair and refinishing, or medium/heavy-duty trucks, these tests can provide the student with their first industry certification through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

 Penn College of Technology, The Community Colleges of Baltimore County Universal Technical Institute, AND University of Northwestern Ohio- all have an agreement with CCCTC based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor that is reviewed and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution.  Credits are awarded based on that agreement.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL  By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss  the programs curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry.  (more)

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Program Accomplishments

<coming soon>

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Student Testimonials

<coming soon>

 

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