Mechanic Wrench

Automotive Technology

The goal of any automotive program is to transform students into entry level technicians, in the most efficient manner possible. Since vehicles are becoming increasingly sophisticated, it is necessary for students to learn ever greater amounts of information in less time. We know from experience that students gain skills and acquire knowledge most effectively when using a hands-on approach (as opposed to just reading or listening), but does that approach have to equate to more work for instructors?

In the past, automotive training involved more of a job-shop approach where all training was centered on actual vehicles. For the instructor, managing this approach became the # of cars times the # of students, which resulted in a greater time requirement for the instructor. Another problem stemmed from the liability concerns for both the students and the vehicle owners. These issues, and others, mandated a need to implement a different training model in order to meet the needs of students.

As part of the new training model, we must recognize that today's vehicles were not designed for educational purposes. For instance, modern vehicles tend to be smaller with less accessible components and systems. In addition, how many students can fit under the hood of a single vehicle at the same time?

Next Generation "Smarter Car" Lab

ATech’s Next Generation “Smarter Car” configuration simultaneously allows a class of students to study and troubleshoot separate electrical/electronic systems.

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    Starting System

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    Charging System

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    Lighting System

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    Wiper/Washer System

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    Power Windows System

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    Power Door Lock System

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    Power Seat System

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    GMLAN Network System

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    "Smarter Car" System

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    Evaporative Emissions System

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    GM Electronic Ignition System

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    Supplemental Inflatable Restraint System

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    Engine Cooling System

Shop Floor Trainers

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    Drum/Disc Brake (4-Wheel)

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    Suspension and Steering System


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    Planetary Gear

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    Power Steering Pump

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    Power Rack and Pinion Cutaway

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    Starter Cutaway

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    Alternator Cutaway

Cloud Based Curriculum

This program has been designed to allow you to build a NATEF certified automotive program that will enable your students to become new hi-tech auto technicians.

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A unique blend of online digital learning resources and practical equipment combines to create an automotive teaching program that will deliver the knowledge and practical skills students need to achieve success.

Our aim is to help you develop skilled technicians with a solid understanding of automotive technology and fault-finding techniques.

Built with NATEF in Mind

Our learning content is aligned to NATEF standards - at MLR, AST, and MAST levels!

We are continually updating our content to meet these standards.

Why choose our Automotive Program?

Complete Online Automotive Library

Full range of learning content, including presentations, investigations, assessments and practical tasks available online - login anytime anywhere!

Continually Updated

Our team of curriculum creators are continually adding new content to the program. Look out for these new features each time you log on. Your feedback in important to us and drives us to continually improve the content you receive, and the way in which you receive it.

Support, Support... Support!

At the heart of our learning content is a fully integrated support system. Every lesson includes easy access to academic and technical subject support. Teachers - If something goes wrong or you can't find the answer online, we are only a phone call away.

Active Learning

Our active learning program i composed of creative hands-on tasks and interactive virtual software that work together flawlessly to create exciting lessons and environments where students can actively engage in their own learning.

Stimulating Simulators!

Some of our lessons include exciting simulators that provide students with an introduction to fault-finding techniques in the safety of the classroom. These lessons are our favorites!

Learning Management at your Fingertips

Our learning management system will track and record the progress and attainment of your students, and the schools progress overall. To keep your students on their toes you can even see how often they login!

"It's totally different here, we've got computers and all these trainers. It's an excellent way to learn and is much better than just reading books. We have our own laptops so I can go home and study, so when I come in here I can get 100%!" - Alex Diaz, Automotive Student

Automotive in VR

The Automotive VR Training System by GTA offers extraordinary hands-on experiences while improving student interest and performance in mechanic training. These applications greatly expand the opportunities available to students by eliminating consumables, reducing training space, and allowing students to practice in a safe environment.

VR Automotive Mechanic lets students practice assembly and disassembly within a virtual shop where safety is guaranteed and practice can be repeated. Students will be better prepared for real-world training

VR Automotive Expert is the first of its kind, 3D interactive study guide for automotive training. Detailed text and interactive simulations allow students to visualize and engage with content to deepen understanding.

VR Electric Automotive Mechanic by GTAFE allows students to practice the assembly and disassembly of an electric vehicle and its various systems within a virtual mechanic shop where safety is guaranteed and repair procedures can be repeated.

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