AHS’ Industrial Technology department includes Auto Technology classes, taught by Victor Quiroz in room IT-7, which allow students to learn the basics of how to maintain a car. There are two levels of Auto Technology: Auto Technology 1/2 and Auto Technology 3/4.
Auto Technology 1/2, the prerequisite for Auto Technology 3/4, teaches students the basic principles of the maintenance of an automobile. This includes tuneups, brake services, progressive maintenance and wheel alignment and balancing. Students are also instructed in safety and the proper use of tools and equipment.
“The class is actually quite challenging but it is really fun. I’m actually really glad i got the chance to take it,” Trade level 1/2 Steven Long said.
Auto Technology 3/4 encourages the students to work on their own car and the course focuses on more advanced engine work. Students are also taught about automobile computer engine sensors and actuators.