Program at a Glance
The Transportation Technology Cluster enables incoming freshman to explore the transportation repair industry. Students will experience a half year of each, automotive and diesel technologies.  Upon completing the exploratory rotation, students will have the option of choosing their career pathway of study. Students may choose to continue with both Automotive and Diesel or focus on either Automotive (Master Automobile Service Technology) or Diesel (Master Truck Service) repair technologies. 

The Automotive and Diesel Technology programs prepare students to work on a variety of gasoline and diesel-powered equipment, heavy-duty trucks, automobiles, and light trucks.

Both programs are ASE certified and provide extensive hands-on training opportunities that enable students to put theory into practice. Students may also earn additional credentials such as Snap-On meter certification, S/P2 credentials and more.

What You Will Learn
Students will learn to diagnose, service, and repair both domestic and foreign vehicles, using the latest computerized diagnostic tools. In the automotive component of this course, emphasis is placed on brakes, steering, suspension, electrical systems, electronics, and drivability/engine performance. In the diesel component, emphasis is placed on air brakes, heating and air conditioning, transmissions, engines, and axles/drive trains.

Career Pathways
Students may be employed with government, independent repair facilities and dealerships for all aspects of the industry. Students may also continue their education in a college or postsecondary program.

Sample Careers

  • Line Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Service Engineer
  • Service Manager
  • Warranty and Parts Personnel
  • Overhaul Specialist
  • Power Generation Service Technician
  • General Service