Automotive Technology

Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin


  • Associate's Degree in Automotive Service Technology; ASE certified

Work Experience

  • 27 years experience in industry


To equip students with the employability and technical skills required for employment and/or advanced training in the growing field of Automotive Technology.

Program Overview

The Career Technical Educational Center offers a simulated work experience for students interested in the Automotive Technology industry. Students are given the opportunity to prepare for the Automotive Technology industry through various means: ASE Education Foundation curriculum, simulated lab experiences, field trips, guest speakers, hands-on activities, community service/leadership experiences and work based learning opportunities at local repair shops, dealerships and parts stores. Many of our second year students will participate in a work based learning experience which is an invaluable experience. Through a comprehensive program, students work toward becoming college and career ready in a high demand career field. Automotive Technology students have the opportunity to further their knowledge and skills by participating in state and national leadership conferences through SkillsUSA. Students are also eligible to obtain nationally recognized industry credentials by completing standardized tests successfully. Are you interested in working in the Automotive Technology industry? This may be the program for you!

Courses Offered

Students working in the auto tech lab
  • Maintenance and Light Repair A

  • Maintenance and Light Repair B

  • Maintenance and Light Repair C

  • Maintenance and Light Repair D

Credentials Offered

  • Tires

  • Brakes

  • Steering

  • Electrical Suspension

  • Engine Performance

Articulated College Credits

There are no articulation credit agreements in place for this program at this time, but some community colleges are becoming more flexible in taking classes or credentials for credit.

Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

SkillsUSA logo

This is an organization for students in technical, skilled and service careers. SkillsUSA offers Automotive Technology students an opportunity to compete against other students from Alabama and other states across the country.