Prince George's County Public Schools
Transportation
Academy Overview 
The Academy Transportation 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 Academy provides students the necessary tools to make informed and intelligent choices  about their futures.

Programs of Study 
The Academy Transportation currently features the following program 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.
 

 

Aviation

Possible Certification 

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

Possible Careers

  • Service writer
  • Shop Manager
  • Service Technician
  • General Manager

Certification Information 


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

 

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