Automotive Technology 2 Syllabus

Automotive Service Technology 2



Department: CTE Program


Course Name:  Automotive Service Technology 2 (8507)


Credit Hours: 3 Credits 12th 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 NATEF/VADOE requirements for task sheets and competencies.


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After successfully completing the Automotive Technician Program Automotive Technology I, and Automotive Technology II , students will take ASE entry-level certification exams.  Students will complete required 80% of program competencies. Those who qualify will be able to test and obtain the Virginia State Inspection License (be advised that BCPS employees will never ask for a student’s Social security number, however, the State Police do require it as part of their background check). Those that qualify will, at the instructor’s discretion, participate in an internship program. The program provides opportunities for students to work in professional shops and apply their knowledge of the automotive industry in real world environments. Strict adherence to internship program rules, policies and guidelines are required to maintain student participation and said participation can be halted at the instructor’s discretion to maintain internship site privacy and continued participation. To qualify for the internship, students must maintain an overall GPA (including base school) of 2.5. Pass ASE student certification tests. Pass all safety certifications, and be able to arrange proper transportation to and from base school and internship site.






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.  Three ring binder, spiral notebook, pen, pencil and 8 MB flash drive.





Completing this program will prepare students to take the Automotive 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, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification can be achieved.  The student will have the opportunity to test in all 9 program areas. As well as the State Inspection License.



Completion of Automotive Service Technology 1 (8506). Satisfactory attendance in AST-1. (Student cannot miss more than 17 days for the entire year for ANY reason.)



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 everyday 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 as well as program log ins.




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

Online curriculum- CDX online courseware, SP/2 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 Technician Program

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 6: Electrical/Electronic System


Ch. 29- Principles of Electrical Systems


Ch. 30- Meter Usage and Circuit Diagnosis


Ch. 31- Battery Systems


Ch. 32- Starting and Charging System


Ch. 33- Lighting Systems


Ch. 34- Body Electric System


ASE 8: Engine Performance


Ch. 36- Ignition Systems Overview


Ch. 37- Gasoline Fuel Systems


Ch. 38- On-Board Diagnostics


Ch. 39- Induction and Exhaust


Ch. 40- Emission Control


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