All Pathways

In this pathway, you acquire the expertise required for automotive maintenance, servicing and basic testing of brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering/suspension systems. If you like hands-on learning, this is right up your alley. Apprenticeship, internship and job shadowing opportunities prepare you for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR- G1).

Course Sequence

Intro to Automotive Technology

Automotive I

Automotive II

Automotive III


Articulated credit is earned as a result of a student passing the designated CMS CTE course(s) with a final letter grade of a B or higher AND a score of 93 or higher on the NC administered end of course exam. In some cases students must show proficiency in multiple courses plus a certification in order to receive articulated credit. In some cases, there are options. Be sure to pay attention to the AND and OR statements. College articulated courses DO NOT show on a high school or college transcript. These courses, if the criteria is met, will be waived from the applicable program of study through Central Piedmont Community College.

Automotive Service I, II AND III

TRN 111 Chassis Maint/Light Repair AND TRN 112 Powertrain Maint/Light Repair AND AUT 113 Automotive Servicing I

Must complete MLR Task List

Industry Certification

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification is the first step in building a career as a service professional by providing them with an industry-recognized certification. Suspension and Steering | Brakes | Electrical/Electronic Systems | Engine Performance | Engine Repair | Automatic Transmission/Transaxle | Manual Drive Train and Axles | Heating and Air Conditioning | Maintenance and Light Repair | Automobile Service Technology

SP1/SP2: Mechanical Pollution Prevention & Safety

List of schools

East Mecklenburg High School Harding University High School Independence High School Myers Park High School North Mecklenburg High School South Mecklenburg High School

College and Career Promise

Through local partnerships and classroom curriculum, we are motivating youth to consider careers in manufacturing and preparing them with the skillsets and knowledge to succeed in the workforce industry after high school, and college. The CTE department connects local and regional manufacturers with local high schools to establish or build manufacturing education programs that will grow the workforce in the local communities. Students who experience the Advanced Manufacturing Pathway enter college or move into post-secondary careers with essential advanced manufacturing knowledge and expertise. partner corporations provide grants, scholarships, and apprenticeships for students who continue their education in theAdvanced Manufacturing industry.

What Should I Do Next?

Take the Junior Achievement Career Quiz here.

Talk to the Pathway Development Coordinator or Counselor at your school!