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Maryland CTE Program of Study

Automotive Technician (NATEF)

The Automotive Technology program incorporates the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program certification standards and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards. The program consists of four courses: Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Engine Performance. Each course is aligned to Industry requirements for certification and success in the field. The end-of-course assessment provides students the opportunity to earn ASE student achievement recognition certification and college credit.

CTE Course Sequence

Suspension and Steering

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the NATEF end-of-course assessment for Automobile Suspension and Steering and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend post-secondary education and/or training.

Brakes

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the NATEF end-of-course assessment for Automobile Brakes and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend postsecondary education and/or training.

Electrical/Electronic Systems

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the NATEF or AYES end-of-course assessment for Automobile Electrical/Electronic Systems and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend postsecondary education and/or training.

Engine Performance

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the NATEF end-of-course assessment for Automobile Engine Performance and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend postsecondary education and/or training.

Additional Program Advantages

Program Affiliate

Community College of Baltimore County

CCBC- Transportation

Program Recognition

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

NATEF

Student Organization

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA

Technical Skill Assessment

Suspension and Steering
Brakes
Electrical/Electronic Systems
Engine Performance
Engine Repair
Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
Manual Drive Train and Axles
Heating and Air Conditioning

ASE- Auto