Automotive Service Capstone

Course Overview

Automotive Service Capstone  is a one-year course that encompasses the sub topics of the NATEF/ASE identified areas of Engine Fundamentals/Performance and Driveline Service. Specific projects within the class focus on the automotive engine, specifically tearing down and rebuilding engines, learning the fundamentals of vehicle drivelines (transmissions, differentials, etc.) Students will also work in a hands-on environment designing, funding, building, and testing their Electrical Vehicle (EV) Grand Prix electric racing karts and their Super Mileage Vehicle While also competing in State and National competitions in the Fall and Spring semesters. This course meets the NATEF program certifications for the two primary areas offered in this course.  Mathematical skills will be reinforced through precision measuring activities and cost estimation/calculation activities. Scientific principles taught and reinforced in this course include the study of viscosity, friction, thermal expansion, and compound solutions. Written and oral skills will also be emphasized to help students communicate with customers, colleagues, and supervisors.

Ivy Tech Dual College Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other
AUTI 131 Engine Performance Systems I       3 AUTI 111 Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
AUTI 141 Engine Fundamentals 3 AUTI 100 Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
AUTI 145 Driveline Service 3   Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit



DOE Course


Recommended Grade Level


Required Prerequisite

Auto Services

High School Credits

  • 2 semester course
  • 2 semesters required
  • 6 credits 
  • 7375 Automotive Service Capstone

Additional Information

Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas