Automotive Services

Course Overview

Automotive Service  is a one-year course that encompasses the sub topics of NATEF/ASE identified areas of Electrical Systems, Steering & Suspension, Braking Systems. Specific projects within the class focus on the introduction of automotive systems through the designing and building of a go kart, shop tours, designing an automotive shop business plan, and hands-on work on full size vehicles in the following areas; brakes, steering, suspension, and electrical. This course meets the NATEF program certifications for the three 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 100 Basic Auto Services 3 None Qualifies for THD Priority Dual Credit
AUTI 111 Electrical I 3 AUTI 100 Qualifies for THD Priority Dual Credit
AUTI 121 Brake Systems 3 AUTI 111 Qualifies for THD Priority Dual Credit
AUTI 122 Steering and Suspension Systems 3 AUTI 100 Qualifies for THD Priority Dual Credit
AUTI 145 Driveline Service 3   Qualifies for THD Priority Dual Credit



DOE Course


Recommended Grade Level

11, 12

Recommended Prerequisite

Intro to Transportation

High School Credits

  • 2 semester course
  • 2 semesters required
  • 1 credit per semester
  • 2 credits maximum for each course
    • 0370  Principles of Automotive Services
    • 0371 Brake Systems
    • 0372 Steering and Suspensions

Additional Information

Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas