"THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT PRECISELY WHEN FOLKS BEGAN RACING EACH OTHER IN AUTOMOBILES.
IT WAS THE DAY THEY BUILT THE SECOND AUTOMOBILE."
How will this pathway help students?
This pathway provides students with the academic & technical skills for employment, as well as the knowledge to pursue post-secondary or higher education.
What kind of skills will students learn?
Students learn hands-on, technical skills such as: automotive maintenance, engine repair, lubrication & cooling system, drivetrain, suspension & steering, brakes, wheels & tires,
electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning.
This pathway employs technology to help guide students towards thinking critically about what they are learning, building interpersonal
communication skills, working effectively with teams, and creating new ideas related to the automotive industry.
Pre-Requisite skills or classes required?
Yes, the program of study is:
Automotive Technology - Year 1
Automotive Engineering - Year 2
Competencies & Abilities Demonstrated
Workplace Readiness | Automotive Knowledge and Skills | Technological Mastery
Certifications & Portfolio
A.S.E. Student Certification | SP2 Certification | Student Competency Certificate | Student Portfolio
Entry-level Automotive Technician | Entry-level Automotive Engineering Technician
To be career-ready and employable:
Soft Skills | Customer Service Skills | Technical Skills
Opportunities Available to Students
Job-site visits, guest speakers, mini-workshops, technical college presentations
Opportunities for Work-based learning
We have student interns and continue to build workplace partnerships. Our field trips include the Career Opportunities Fair at the Pomona Fairgrounds.
The following classes apply to this pathway at Downey High School:
UC & CSU Approved
Automotive Engineering (P)
Not UC & CSU Approved