Online Automotive course curriculum
Our online automotive course curriculum is a well-rounded introduction to the world of automobile and light truck maintenance and repair. Rev up your overall knowledge on everything from tools, parts, and equipment to engine repair, steering, suspension systems, brake systems, and electronics. Your work through the nine lesson groups also preps you to test in four areas of the ASE-Certified Master Automobile Technicians test series: A1-Engine Repair, A4-Suspension & Steering, A5-Brakes, and A6-Electrical/Electronic Systems.
But that's not all. Our program is tailored to help you transform your lifelong passion for cars into a successful career—and you can do it in a way that fits your busy life.
Lesson Group 1 – Orientation: Ashworth College Career ProgramLesson: Learning at Ashworth
The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.
An overview of potential career paths and professional development available for students who formally develop their mechanical and technical skills. Includes a summary of math and science concepts important to mechanics as well as applications of modern technologies in the mechanics workplace. The lesson concludes with an overview of general workplace safety practices and applications of personal protection equipment.
Lesson Group 2 – Foundation and Safety, Part 1Lesson: Safe Work Practices and Emergency Procedures
Review of common safety practices and materials hazards associated with vehicle repair as well as the techniques and equipment used to protect technicians.
This lesson also covers the identification and applications of a wide range of hand and power tools and tools used during vehicle repair and assembly procedures.
The Automotive Technician program prepares students for entry-level employment in the automotive vehicle repair and maintenance industry. The Automotive Technician program, comprised of NATEF aligned content, covers the operation, performance standards and inspection procedures of automobile systems.
After completing the Automotive Technician program, students will be able to:
- Identify the hand and power tools, lift equipment, and diagnostic equipment used to evaluate, repair, and maintain automobiles and explain the procedures required for the safe use of each item.
- Describe the various engine types, body styles, and drive systems that are used to classify cars and light trucks.
- List the steps that must be followed during a standard vehicle inspection and describe the specifications that determine safe-vehicle conditions during each step.
- Identify and describe the standard parts of the engine, lubrication and cooling system, electrical/electronic system, and steering and suspension systems for standard automobiles and light trucks.
- Describe the parts, tools, and processes used to disassemble, rebuild, and reassemble an automobile or light-truck engine.
Career tools come standard
Ashworth College Career Diploma programs help you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth EDGE, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth EDGE account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.