Automotive Training Center is committed to providing all students at our Exton and Warminster campuses with the education needed to enjoy a successful career in their chosen industry. If you’ve always had a passion for the fast cars on the road, then the Automotive and Hi-Performance Technology program may be for you.
In this program, coursework includes a focus on these engines as you work on them in the shop, enhancing your knowledge of automotive engine principles and understanding how to maximize performance. Continue reading to learn about these hi-performance-specific and general automotive courses you’ll take at our mechanic school.
Hi-Performance Technology Courses
When it comes to the hi-performance courses, you will be in the shop diagnosing, reconditioning, and preparing major engine components for assembly in the Machine Shop course.
Such major engine components include:
- Cylinder heads
- Valve trains
- Cylinder blocks
- Connecting rods
Practical shop exercises will involve valve refacing, valve guide and seat repair, and the use of seat grinders. You’ll also practice analyzing the effects of the camshaft profile, and gain experience disassembling and reassembling the cylinder head.
The Advanced Machine Shop & Engine Rebuilding course is the second step in the process, with a continuation of the Machine Shop course, and additional instruction in the realm of advanced engine assembly, blueprinting, and measurement.
Utilize unique industry-specific equipment such as:
- Hines Legend Crankshaft Balancer
- Superflow Powermark engine dynamometer
- Superflow SF-450 Flowbench
- Mustang Chassis Dynamometer
While you will spend some extra time with the hi-performance courses, you’ll still get experience with the standard Automotive Technology programs, such as:
- Manual Drive Train & Axles
- Electrical Systems
- Engine Repair
- Suspension & Steering
The Manual Drive Train & Axles course covers the theory of operation and servicing of manual transmissions, along with:
- Rear axles
Review the basics of shop safety, gaining an understanding of how to use the tools at your disposal.
In the Brakes course, learn all about the various braking systems, along with hydraulic systems, power brake boosters, parking brake systems, and ABS systems. This course will prepare you for the ASE Brakes exam.
Electrical Systems (I) teaches the fundamental principles of electricity and electromagnetism, and how it’s applied to automotive and truck systems. We’ll introduce you to basic electrical components, switches, wiring, and system repairs.
The Engine Repair course will be of major interest to you, particularly if you’re moving on to machine shop learning.
Internal combustion theory will be a part of this course, along with:
- Introduction to diesel engine operation
- Disassembly and measurement
- Overhaul of shop engines
It’s a great way to prepare yourself for the Machine Shop and Advanced Machine Shop & Engine Rebuilding courses which will come later on.
Visit Automotive Training Center for a Campus Tour!
If you believe that a career in the automotive industry is in your future, then schedule a campus tour at our mechanic school. We’ll be happy to show you around campus as you learn more about our course offerings. Have questions for our staff? Reach out to us today!