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Maryland CTE Career Clusters

Transportation Technologies

Advances in science and engineering are producing major innovations in transportation technology, resulting in faster movement of people and goods at lower costs and with less environmental and safety risks. These innovations require higher skills to manage and maintain transportation equipment. High school programs provide opportunities for students to prepare for careers in the transportation industry.

Programs of Study

Automotive Technician (NATEF)

The Automotive Technology program incorporates the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program certification standards and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards. The program consists of four courses: Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Engine Performance. Each course is aligned to Industry requirements for certification and success in the field. The end-of-course assessment provides students the opportunity to earn ASE student achievement recognition certification and college credit.

Autobody/Collision Repair Technician (NATEF)

The Autobody/Collision Repair Technician program combines technical, academic and workplace skills in an integrated curriculum in accordance with the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR ), National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) guidance and directives. The program consists of the following courses: Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair, Paint and Refinishing, and Structural Analysis and Damage Repair. Each course has a NATEF end-of-course assessment providing students the opportunity to earn ASE student achievement recognition certification and college credit.

Medium-Heavy Truck Technician (NATEF)

The Medium/Heavy Truck Technician program combines technical, academic and workplace skills in an integrated curriculum in accordance with all National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) guidance and directives. The program consists of the four required areas of study including; Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Preventive Maintenance. NATEF end-of-course exams will be available starting Spring 2010.