Automotive Technology is a comprehensive NATEF master certified secondary program that prepares graduates for entry level placement in the automotive industry or any one of many manufacturer- sponsored two-year college programs. Instruction takes place in a state-of-the-art, fully operational facility which is open to the public. Hands-on learning is an important component in grades 11 and 12. The shop integrates state-of-the-art equipment simulating an up-to-date diagnostic and repair shop. Students learn to use computerized diagnostic scan tools, four wheel computer alignment equipment, environmentally safe R134A refrigerant recovery systems and electronic wheel balancing tools. Because the shop is open to the public, students also focus on customer service and communications skills. Whether they immediately seek employment in this industry or seek further education, the Auto Tech graduate is well-prepared for the next step in their career development.