The Transportation Technology Department at Eastside includes courses in Automotive Technology, Diesel Mechanics, and Automotive Collision Repair. These courses are designed to prepare students for employment or post-secondary education. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, for students to qualify for employment in the transportation industry they must possess diagnostic and problem-solving skills, knowledge of electronics, and strong reading, math, and computer skills. All of our Automotive and Transportation courses emphasize these skills as students learn the new technologies needed for careers in these increasingly sophisticated fields.
AUTO COLLISION REPAIR
From repairing small dents to rebuilding the bodies of wrecked or damaged vehicles, this program trains and maintains to current commercial standards. Students are taught the types of materials used in filler compounds, the colors and chemical make-up of paints, design and installation of trim, cost estimation and preparation for finish work. Students completing this program are qualified for post-secondary training as well as for employment in shops and dealerships.
Students become knowledgeable in the various systems of automotive to develop skills in troubleshooting. Performing preventive maintenance, and servicing and repairing automobiles. Areas of study are to ASE and industry specifications and include engines, electrical & electronic, brake systems, and steering & suspension.
Students in diesel technology learn to repair and maintain heavy trucks, heavy equipment and diesel engines. Students develop skills in troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, repair and servicing of all vehicles and equipment that utilizes diesel power. Instruction is focused on preparing students for post-secondary or career placement within the field of study.
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