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Career pathways span secondary and postsecondary education, align to employer needs and careers, and provide high-quality education, training, and support services for youth and adults.

In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology POS is a four or six credit course program of study that provides students with the mathematical, scientific, and mechanical knowledge to understand and perform the maintenance, repair and servicing of automotive vehicles. Students participating in this pre-­apprenticeship program will be prepared to enter into a Delaware Department of Labor Automotive Technician Tech C Registered Apprenticeship program. (Students that pass the ASE G-1 Certification Exam will not be required to complete pre-requisite automotive course work.) Students are prepared for a variety of careers including automotive technician, service contract writers, parts technicians, and sales.

Sequence of Courses:

Foundations of Automotive Technology
Engine and Electrical Systems
Brakes, Suspension and Steering
Engine Repair
Transmissions, Drive Train and Axles, HVAC-R
Automotive Industry Experience

Early College Credit/Credentials:

ASE Entry-level Certification Exams
ASE G-1 Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Exam

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Mechanical Engineers

Associates Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment


Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

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Beatriz Ramirez , Student at William Penn

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