High School with Automotive Repair Technician Pathway

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The High School Diploma with a career pathway in Automotive Repair Technician program offered by Penn Foster High School can help you prepare to take the first step towards a career in auto repair while you earn your high school diploma. By completing this program, you'll earn a high school diploma, and you'll also be able to transfer to the Penn Foster Career School Automotive Repair Technician Career Diploma program. Read on to find out more about this online diploma program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Penn Foster High School's online High School Diploma with a career pathway in Automotive Repair Technician program comprises both general education courses in areas of English, math, social studies, and sciences as well as technical courses specific to auto repair. You will have the opportunity to prepare for post-secondary programs in auto repair - or begin your career path towards an entry-level career in this field - by studying safety procedures, common tools and equipment, and the construction and parts of an engine. Additional courses allow you to focus on specific parts or systems of a car, including the HVAC system, electrical system, controls, and the engine. These automotive concentration courses are designed to transfer to the Penn Foster Career School Automotive Repair Technician Career Diploma program

What Are the Prerequisites?

As an applicant to Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with a career pathway in Automotive Repair Technician program, you may have a desire to work with your hands as well as strong math and analysis skills. As an applicant to Penn Foster High School, you must be at least 14 years old and have completed Grade 8.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Penn Foster High School's online High School Diploma with a career pathway in Automotive Repair Technician program is made up of 22 courses. These courses include 5 automobile repair technician electives as well as 16 general education courses and an orientation course.

Humanities

  • Human Relations
  • Reading Skills

English

  • Basic English
  • Practical English
  • Written Communication
  • Literature

Social Studies

  • American History
  • Civics
  • World Geography

Math

  • General Math 1
  • Consumer Math
  • General Math 2

Science

  • Earth Science
  • Biology
  • Physical Science

Health and Physical Education

  • Fitness and Nutrition

Automotive Repair Technician

  • Automotive Repair Technician 1: Construction and operation of an engine, safety procedures, and proper use of tools and equipment
  • Automotive Repair Technician 2: Engine components and subsystems, removing an engine from a vehicle, and performing an engine rebuild
  • Automotive Repair Technician 3: Basic electrical concepts, including resistance, voltage, and currents
  • Automotive Repair Technician 4: Principles and functions of HVAC systems
  • Automotive Repair Technician 5: Computerized gasoline-engine controls and performance systems

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with a career pathway in Automotive Repair Technician, you could apply for entry-level positions within automotive repair shops. You may have the technical skills to assist mechanics or seek an apprentice position. Some of the job titles you could pursue include:

  • Mechanic's assistant
  • Entry-level auto technician
  • Tire repair technician
  • Parts specialist

Advanced Degrees

The High School Diploma with a career pathway in Automotive Repair Technician program can help you prepare for a 2-year degree program in an automotive-related field. An associate degree can help you develop specialized technical skills as well as help you meet the requirements for ACE certification. Graduates of this diploma program may be interested in programs such as:

  • Auto Repair Technician Diploma
  • Automotive HVAC Essentials Certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Repair Technology