Automotive Systems Technology Specialization in preparing the student to work at the entry level in a dealership or automotive repair facility. This pathway will take the student from very rudimentary safety practices and tool identification to performing basic service and repair of steering and suspension components, and, diagnosis and repair of various braking systems. Electrical theory, wiring diagrams, circuit testing and troubleshooting of the vehicle’s charging and starting system are also covered in this course. Upon completion, students should be able to perform complete and thorough North Carolina State Safety and Emissions Inspections.
The curriculum at North NMTI is rigorous and engaging. Students begin in their freshman year taking Introduction to auto service along with the rest of the core curriculum retirements. Beginning in their sophomore year they begin the Auto I through Auto III series of courses which in the 2016-17 school year will articulate to CPCC-Merancas Campus for 9 college credits. Starting in their Jr. year students begin the duel enrollment portion of the curriculum. Registering at CPCC for college level Automotive courses.
Internships are provided through the CPCC Automotive program in the summer between the Jr. and Sr. year. Students have the choice of choosing one of five pathways of study, they are:
CTSOs Available to Auto Students
National Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student OrganizationsThe National Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student Organizations (NCC-CTSO) is a coalition of national career and technical student organizations (CTSOs) serving career and technical education students and teachers in one or more of the 16 Career Clusters® identified in The National Career Clusters® Framework.
Our Automotive students have the opportunity to participate in DECA and Skills USA.
CPCC - College and Career Promise
Dual Enrollment for High School Students. High school juniors and seniors are eligible to take selected college courses while still in high school through the Career and College Promise program.
The following Transport Systems Technologies courses have been approved by CMS. All courses are not offered each semester. Check the CPCC schedule for specific semester offerings.
Automotive Systems Technology
Students during their Jr. and Sr. year will be articulated to the CPCC-Merancas Campus Automotive program where they wil qualify to be apart of the following programs are located at this campus.
What's Happening in Automotive Technology?
We Have a Winner
Today North Meck’s principal Sonya McInnis and other staff members, were in attendance for the drawing of the Lake Norman Chamber sponsored 1957 Chevrolet Pickup Rat Rod. The lucky winner, out of over 700 tickets sold, was one of North Meck’s Automotive Technology program biggest supporters, Jim Wilkerson, of BlackHawk Hardware, Mr. Wilkerson not only purchased $700 worth of tickets to support our CTE Auto program fundraising efforts, he allowed Mr. Brown, the program instructor, to set up outside Blackhawk to promote and sell more tickets. Everyone in attendance agreed the truck could not have gone to anyone that was more deserving. Mr. Brown intends to purchase another “mechanically challenged” vehicle for next year’s automotive students to fix up and raffle off again. So if you missed out on the chance to be a part of this year’s raffle, keep your eyes open for next year.
Senator Ford Visits the HUB
On Thursday December 3, 2015 NC State Senator Joel Ford visited the North Mecklenburg Technical Institute. Senator Ford started as a barber in Eastland Mall and had a clear understanding of the need to bring back trades in our schools today.