Automotive Technology 1 Syllabus

Automotive Service Technology 1


Department: CTE Program


Course Name: Automotive Service Technology 1 (8506)


Credit Hours: 3 Credits 11th Grade


Instructor:         Mark Mathia


                            ph. (540)586-3933




Students gain knowledge and skills for entering careers in automotive service and repairs; parts supply and after-market product installation. Instruction and experiences include: the functioning, servicing and repairing of suspension systems, brake systems, automotive electrical systems, fuel systems, primarily.  All other ASE areas of study will comply with ASEEA/VADOE requirements for task sheets and competencies.

Equal educational opportunities shall be available for all students, without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, ancestry, or marital or parental status. Educational programs shall be designed to meet the varying needs of all students. No student, on the basis of sex or gender, shall be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege or advantage or be denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities. To view a current list of compliance officers and how they can be reached, visit the Bedford County Public Schools website at




After successfully completing Automotive service technology 1 (8506), students will have completed at least 80% of program competencies established by the VDOE (Virginia Department of Education) and ASEEA (Automotive Service Excellence Education Alliance). Students will be able to work hard to complete as many ASE Student Certification tests as possible before continuing to Automotive Service Technology 2 (8507). Students will have a working knowledge of the automotive industry and all the options that await them if they wish to pursue a career in the industry.



PPE (leather toped, non-slip sole, protected toe work boot) work shirt (T-shirts with logo will be offered for purchase at cost). Safety Glasses. $25 Skills USA dues (membership to SkillsUSA is required). Three ring binder, spiral notebook, pen, pencil and 8 MB flash drive.




Completing this 2 year program will prepare students to take the National American Service Excellence (ASE) tests in four areas: suspensions, brakes, engine performance and electrical systems. After two years of automotive technician work experience and having passed these tests, American Service Excellence (ASE) certification can be achieved.  The student will have the opportunity to test in all 10 program areas. Students who qualify will also have the opportunity to obtain the Vehicle Safety Inspection License. (be advised that BCPS staff will never ask for a student’s social security number, however, the State Police will require it to complete the application process)




 Aptitude test, Interview process, considerations are made based on base school attendance, GPA, discipline referrals and ability to complete graduation track. 




Class attendance is an important aspect of this course. Any student who will be absent on any given school day, for any given reason, will notify instructor via email PRIOR to the beginning of class. Non-compliance with this procedure will result in the weekly grade (Summative workplace readiness grade) being docked by 10 points per violation. Attendance is governed in the same manner as all other competencies in the program. A required percentage of days attended is required to meet the competency requirement. Noncompliance will result in loss of any ASE credential results.




Students need to wear proper PPE and safety glasses each day when they are working in the Auto Shop Area. Keep the shop clean and free of hazards. Report unsafe conditions or injury to teachers. Keep shop area and classroom neat and clean. Return all tools and equipment to their proper places. Follow shop and machine safety rules at all times. Avoid talking to, or otherwise distracting, machine operators. Avoid running, throwing of objects, “horse playing,” and making unnecessary loud noises in the Auto Shop area. Students needs to read and sign Shop Safety Agreement and also follow shop and machine safety rules at all times. If a student doesn’t follow the Auto/Technology rules every day that student will be sent to classroom and will receive 0.  It is the student’s responsibility to maintain ALL combinations to tool box and locker.






Modern Automotive Technology, 8th edition ISBN 978-1-61960-370-7

Online curriculum- CDX online courseware, Electude and S/P2 Safety.





Grading factors will be adjusted according to all individuals IEP. For those students requiring special attention or teaching efforts, every attempt to accommodate their requirements within safety limitations will be followed.


CLASSWORK (Formative 40%):


 Warm-up, Journal, Class participation, notebook check, maintaining all computer log-ins, daily clean-up. 


ASSESSMENTS (Summative 60%):


Chapter Tests, Quarter Exams, Practical (hands-on) task performance (competency completion), ASE or review questions, weekly workplace readiness assessments, and any projects assigned by the Instructor. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain ALL computer log-ins and combinations to tool box and locker.


Extra Credit:


During the year there will be opportunities to obtain extra credit. These opportunities take the form of after-hours continuing education seminars provided through vendors. Participation in and volunteering to help at our annual benefit car show. Or any other opportunity as determined by the instructor. Extra credit points will be assigned at the discretion of the instructor and will be applied to the weekly workplace readiness summative evaluation.












Because safety is a primary concern in this class, all participants are required to obtain Shop Safety and Environmental Safety certifications administered through the third party verified company SP/2.  A score of 100% on all modules and all safety modules on CDX is required before students are allowed in the Shop/Lab. The instructor reserves the right to require additional training or remove students from the Shop/Lab at any time to maintain a safe environment for all students and guests in the Shop/Lab.











Automotive Service Technology 1 (8506) Pacing Outline


The following timeline will be used to deliver instruction to meet Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and NATEF standards.


SP/2 Safety and Environmental Safety Certifications


ASE 0- Foundations and Safety

Ch. 1- Careers in Automotive Technology

Ch. 2- Introduction to Automotive Technology

Ch. 3- Introduction to Automotive Safety

Ch. 4- Personal Safety

Ch. 5- Vehicle, Customer, and Service Information

Ch. 6- Tools and Equipment

Ch. 7- Vehicle protection and Jack and Lift Safety

Ch. 8- Vehicle Maintenance Inspection

Ch. 9- Communication


ASE 5: Brakes

Ch. 23- Principles of Braking

Ch. 24- Hydraulics and Power brakes

Ch. 25- Disk Brake system

Ch. 26- Drum Brake System

Ch. 27- Wheel Bearings

Ch. 28- Electronic Brake Control


ASE 4: Steering and Suspension

Ch. 20: Servicing Wheels

Ch. 21: Servicing the Steering System

Ch. 22: Servicing the Suspension System









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