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ERIC Number: ED529359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 189
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Automotive Service Technician. Program CIP: 47.0604 - Transportation
Agee, Kelly, Ed.
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, Section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, Section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, Section 4 effective from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act IV, 2007; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). Automotive Service is a pathway for students in the Transportation career cluster. The Automotive Service pathway includes classroom and hands-on experiences that prepare students for employment or continuing education in the auto service industry. This program was written to incorporate the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) learning objectives/content and hours. Any student who successfully completes this program will be eligible to apply to obtain the ASE exams. ASE requires 2 years of employment before certificates are issued. Students receive 1 year of credit for completion of the secondary program. Students who take certifications before the 2-year requirement is met will be granted certifications after they complete 1 year of automotive employment. This is a national certification program recognized throughout the automotive service industry. Each district should implement a maximum student number due to the size of each lab. Appended are: (1) 21st Century Skills Standards; (2) Academic Standards; (3) ACT College Readiness Standards; (4) 2005 Automotive Service Program Standards; and (5) National Educational Technology Standards for Students. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Technical Education; Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001