• Transportation

    Overview
    The Transportation program will provide students the opportunity to enhance their high school education by building a foundation in the growing fields of transportation through a partnership between industry and education.

    Students are introduced to numerous career opportunities in automotive repair. The program provides students the necessary tools to make informed and intelligent choices about their futures.

    Programs of Study
    The Transportation program currently features the two following programs of study:

    Automotive Technician
    Students in the automotive technician program learn how to diagnose and repair components in the engine, transmission, and transaxle systems of automotive vehicles. Working under the hood and using computerized diagnostic equipment and specialty tools, students use their knowledge of engines, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to maintain and repair cars and light vehicles. Recommended Electives: Business Organization and Management, Entrepreneurship, World Languages, Computer Applications, Financial Literacy, Accounting.

    Automotive Body Repair
    The automotive body repair program prepares students to use technical manuals and knowledge of vehicle construction, along with specialized tools and repair techniques, to straighten components, replace parts, and restore vehicle bodies to their original specifications. The work ranges from repairing minor damage like a dent or scrape to replacing complex parts after a major collision. Students will learn to assess damage and make decisions regarding repairs and replacement of parts. Recommended Electives: Business Organization and Management, Entrepreneurship, World Languages, Computer Applications, Financial Literacy, Accounting.

    Possible Certifications 

    • Student National Automotive Technician Education Foundation certificate (NATEF)
    • Automotive Service Excellence certification (ASE)
    • I-Car certification (Auto Body only)

    For additional information on certifications, please visit www.natef.org.


    Possible Careers
    • Service writer
    • Shop Manager
    • Service Technician
    • General Manager



    Program Contact Information:
    Truell Ard, Program Coordinator
    College & Career Readiness and Innovative Programs
    2215 Chadwick Street
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
    Phone: (301) 669-6012
    Fax: (301) 669-6090
    Email: truard@pgcps.org