Welcome to Automotive Technology

  • Teacher:  Mr. James Kirdahy

    In this course, students will progress from basic to advanced skills in the automotive technology field. Students will receive a basic introduction to automotive careers, learn about certifications, and practice using basic hand and power tools, as well as other equipment, such as an oxygen/acetylene torch. Students will learn suspension and steering work, including inspecting and replacing shock absorbers and MacPherson struts, and identifying the parts of a rack and pinion system. Cooling systems, basic electrical systems and engine performance will also be covered. This course stresses proper dress code, punctuality and responsibility. Many of our students will compete in industry-based competitions.

    Auto Skills is a National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) Certified program. All of our instructors are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified.

    About the Teacher:  Mr. Kirdahy has been in the automotive field since 1977. He attended Denver Automotive and Diesel College, graduated and attended City College to earn his degree in Education.  Mr. Kirdahy started teaching Automotive in 1991 and is an ASE Master Technician Certified in all eight areas.