Automotive Technology II (20104-II)

Copyright: 2023

Virginia Assignment Code: 8507

Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12

Duration: 36 weeks

Hours: 280

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: 8506 or 8502


Course Description:

In this course, students build upon their basic knowledge of automotive technology, exploring more advanced tasks in engine repair, automatic transmission and transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering systems, and brakes. They also learn about electrical, electronic, and HVAC systems in automobiles. Upon successful completion of the course, students may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification examination.

Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Automotive Technology I, I (MLR 3-Year Program), II, and III are closely aligned with the 2022 ASE Education Foundation automobile program standards for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR).


The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at


Legislation enacted in the 2011 Virginia General Assembly (HB 1493) and amended in 2012 (HB 1108) requires where there is a national industry certification for career and technical education instructional personnel or programs for automotive technology, the Board of Education must make such certification mandatory. The provisions of this act shall become effective July 1, 2013. To comply with the requirements, all career and technical education (CTE) auto body technology programs must be ASE Education Foundation accredited and the instructors must be certified by the National Institute for ASE.

Credentials, Course Sequences, and Career Clusters/Pathways can be found here: