Automotive Technology

Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Automotive Technology Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in the ever-evolving and always engaging automotive industry.

The Road to Your Career

The Channel Islands High School Automotive Technology Pathway gives students the opportunity to repair, build, and work on cars in an effort to jumpstart their automotive career. Students gain hands-on experience working with brake systems, heating and cooling systems, engines, electrical systems, steering systems, and transmissions. In general, they learn how to install, maintain, repair, and replace automotive parts. This integrated, immersive, and work-based learning gives students experience while also teaching them the latest in automotive technology. This pathway imparts knowledge that will help them prepare for college as well as their careers – providing students with a competitive advantage in the job market.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to help select career paths they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new automotive career. Classes include:

  • Transportation Technology CTE
  • Transportation Technology 3 CTE
  • Transportation Technology 4 CTE

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of automotive. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Visiting Industry Sites
  • College Visits

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Advance your college journey and get a head start on your career with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include: 

  • Automotive Technician
  • Automotive Electrical Technician

Industry Average: $45,000 - $80,000+/Year
Projected Growth in Field: 5% to 9%

Ready to Get Rolling?

Contact your college & career technician for availability. 
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teacher:
Jonathan Throckmorton
(805) 385-2787

Turbocharge Your Automotive Career

When motors get your engines revving and you love working on cars, an automotive career could be your calling. This Pathway can help you learn about advanced diagnostics and repair of major systems. If your dream has always been to work on cars, or possibly even open a shop of your very own one day, then this career pathway is the road best traveled. Come learn, build, and hone the knowledge and skills needed to turbocharge your automotive career.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AS Automotive Technology