CTE Career Pathways » Transportation

Transportation

Auto

This sector is designed to provide a foundation in transportation services for all industrial technology education students in California. There are eight focus areas that fall under the Transportation sector, each with different career opportunities. The focus areas are On-Road; Off-Road; Stationary; Rail; Water/Sea; Air; Space; and Small Engines and Specialty Equipment.

 

The pathways in the Transportation sector emphasize real-world, occupationally relevant experiences of significant scope and depth in three areas: Operations, Structural Repair and Refinishing, and Systems Diagnostics, Service, and Repair.

 

The standards are designed to integrate academic and technical preparation and focus on career awareness, career exploration, and skill preparation in the three pathways. Integral components include classroom, laboratory, and hands-on contextual learning; project and work based instruction; and leadership development. The standards in this sector prepare students for continued training, postsecondary education, and entry to a career.

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Transportation

Pathway Courses at RUSD

The Systems Diagnostics, Service, and Repair pathway prepares students for postsecondary education and employment in the transportation industry, which includes but is not limited to motor vehicles, rail systems, marine applications, and small-engine and specialty equipment.

Articulation with Rio Hondo (Courses AUTO 101)

Automotive I is the beginning course designed to give students a fundamental understanding of modern vehicle operation. Class work, lecture, homework, participation, tests and project assignments will be used to evaluate a student’s progress. Students will be given the opportunity to observe, discuss and participate in vehicle and engine operation demonstrations. Students will also understand the safety and proper use of hand/power tools and equipment. Discussion and explanation of career opportunities and emerging technical fields in transportation will be explored.

This course meets the University of California/California State University “g” (College Preparatory Elective) entrance requirements.

Automotive II is the intermediate course designed to give students a more in-depth understanding of the components and systems integral to the operation of an automobile. Both lecture and laboratory shop units are used to provide instruction. Students are taught to diagnose and repair problems on an automobile using computer and diagnostic skills. Students will also perfect their skills in using hand and power tools safely. Proper shop management skills will be emphasized. Automotive II is the concentrator course for Power and Transportation in the Technology Career Certification Pathway.

This course meets the University of California/California State University “g” (College Preparatory Elective) entrance requirements.

Automotive Technology III is the advanced course to Automotive I and Automotive II. Emphasis is placed on electrical systems, batteries, starting, charging, ignition and lighting systems. Students will learn the proper use of automotive diagnostic tools and equipment and how to safely perform basic vehicle electrical repair and maintenance operations. Class work, lecture, homework, participation, tests and project assignments will be used to evaluate a student’s progress. Students will be given the opportunity to observe, discuss and participate in vehicle and engine operation demonstrations. Students will also understand the proper use of hand/power tools and equipment. The skills developed during class will enhance the student’s ability to complete the student Automotive Service Excellence Certification (ASE) Tests A1 through A8, Automotive Technician.

This course meets the University of California/California State University “g” (College Preparatory Elective) entrance requirements.

 

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For more career information, visit the

California Career Zone Website

Transportation Industry Sector

 https://www.cacareerzone.org/clusters/detail/CA15