Technical Standards for Automotive Systems Technology

A student wishing to enroll in the Automotive Systems Technology curriculum must meet the following
standards:
They must:

  • Be able to reach, manipulate, and operate equipment necessary for laboratory work
  • Not have a debilitating fear of small spaces or heights
  • Be able to make accurate measurements with test equipment and/or measuring instruments
  • Be able to troubleshoot projects, components, and equipment to include detecting and
  • evaluating slight differences in color, distance, smell, vibration, sound, and movement
  • Be able to repair and/or replace defective components
  • Be able to communicate with others in English to accurately gather information relevant to
         a. Defects in equipment, components, and/or products
         b. Locations
  • Be able to interpret and work from blueprints, schematics, or sketches
  • Be able to identify wire, components, and supplies by color code
  • Be able to lift/carry 40-60 pound objects and be able to lift objects up and over an automobile fender or radiator
  • Be able to understand orders, instructions, and descriptions; and be able to read and comprehend technical manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and warning labels in English
  • Be able to operate vehicles safely
  • Not be allergic to petroleum products or any other chemical used in the program
  • Not have a fear of fire or sparks
  • Be able to work with hands
  • Not have a fear of getting clothes or hands dirty
  • Be able to connect, distinguish, and evaluate readings using a Volt-Ohm meter
  • Be able to locate/interpret NC General Statutes, city codes, department rules, and regulations
  • Have a driver’s license that is valid in NC
  • The automotive trade is one with inherent risks, and the safety of the employee (student) is of the utmost concern.