All State Approved CTE courses meet SD High School graduation requirement. Contact your high school counselor or administration at the CTE Academy for specific information.

CTL-3010

AUTOMOTIVE BRAKES

Length/Credit:
One Semester, Two hour block
1 credit
Prerequisite:
Intro to Vehicle Systems & Maintenance
Open to 10-12 grade
Location:
Offered at the CTE Academy only
Important Information:
This course has been approved by the South Dakota Department of
Education to fulfill high school graduation requirements for Career & Technical Education(CTE).
Students will learn the basic principles of brake system hydraulics. Students will learn skills to diagnose and repair drum brakes, disk brake and parking brake systems. They will learn about the modern anti-locking systems and automatic braking systems. Students will use the latest computers and equipment to analyze data and work on automobiles under actual conditions. They will have the opportunity to work on their own vehicles.

CTL-3020

AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING

Length/Credit:
One Semester, Two hour block
1 credit
Prerequisite:
Intro to Vehicle Systems & Maintenance
Open to 10-12 grade
Location:
Offered at the CTE Academy only
Important Information:
This course has been approved by the South Dakota Department of
Education to fulfill high school graduation requirements for Career & Technical Education(CTE).
Students will learn to identify automotive steering and suspension components. Students will learn to mount and balance tires with up-to-date equipment. Students will conduct a four-wheel alignment on several types of vehicles. They will learn to replace ball-joints, tie rods, and control arms. They will learn how to install different types of springs, shocks and struts. Students will learn the important details in diagnosing and repairing steering and suspension problems in a lab environment under actual conditions. They will have the opportunity to work on their own vehicles.

CTL-3030

AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS

Length/Credit:
One Semester, Two hour block
1 credit
Prerequisite:
Intro to Vehicle Systems & Maintenance
Open to 10-12 grade
Location:
Offered at the CTE Academy only
Important Information:
This course has been approved by the South Dakota Department of
Education to fulfill high school graduation requirements for Career & Technical Education(CTE).
Students will learn the basic principles of electricity including the repair and servicing of electric circuit boards and components. Students will learn how to test and diagnose starting systems and charging systems, test electronic engine controls and computer diagnostics. Test and repair vehicle wiring, use up-to-date equipment and computers to analyze data, learn to work on audio and air conditioning systems, learn the latest in modern electrical systems including CAN-BUS and autonomous (self-drive) and hybrid applications under actual conditions. They will have the opportunity to work on their own vehicles.

CTL-3040

AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE

Length/Credit:
One Semester, Two hour block
1 credit
Prerequisite:
Intro to Vehicle Systems & Maintenance
Open to 10-12 grade
Location:
Offered at the CTE Academy only
Important Information:
This course has been approved by the South Dakota Department of
Education to fulfill high school graduation requirements for Career & Technical Education(CTE).
Students will assemble an automotive engine, while learning the fine details of diagnosis related to engine performance. Students will learn about six basic systems related to an automotive engine (air induction, fuel system, ignition system, lubrication system, cooling system, and exhaust system). Students will test electronic engine controls and perform computer diagnostics, use up-to-date equipment and computers to analyze data. Students will use industry accepted equipment and practices to work on automobiles under actual shop conditions. Students will have the opportunity to work on their own vehicles.

CTL-3050

INTRODUCTION TO AUTO BODY REPAIR AND ESTIMATING

Length/Credit:
One Semester, Two hour block
1 credit
Prerequisite:
None, Open to 10-12 grade
Location:
Offered at the CTE Academy only
Important Information:
This course has been approved by the South Dakota Department of
Education to fulfill high school graduation requirements for Career & Technical Education(CTE).
Students will learn about and demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in basic automotive collision repair and estimating. This includes understanding industry definitions, demonstrating safety practices, understanding and demonstrating repair procedures, identifying the tools and how to use them, and completing written and computerized estimates. Students will get an introduction to procedures performed at body shops on a daily basis. Students will also explore the different careers available in the collision repair field.

CTL-3090

Diesel Technology

Length/Credit:
One Semester, Two hour block, 1 credit
Prerequisite:
None, Offered to 11-12 grade
Recommended:
Automotive Engine Performance
Location:
Offered at the CTE Academy only
This is an advanced automotive class that will expose students to diesel technology and careers in the related fields. Topics in this course include light duty diesel engine principles of operation and components, diagnostics and repair, electrical, fuel and starting systems, power trains, and hydraulics. Students will gain experience in how to apply and use tools and equipment which are used throughout the industry and in post-secondary level programs. This course is approved for dual credit at post-secondary institutions in SD.

CTL-3060

AUTO BODY STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS & DAMAGE REPAIR

Length/Credit:
One Semester, Two hour block
1 credit
Prerequisite:
Introduction to Auto Body Repair and Estimating
Open to 10-12 grade
Location:
Offered at the CTE Academy only
Important Information:
This course has been approved by the South Dakota Department of
Education to fulfill high school graduation requirements for Career & Technical Education(CTE).
Students will learn about and demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in frame and structural repair. This includes understanding frame components and frame inspection, and demonstrating automotive technology safety practices, understanding and demonstrating correct repair and welding procedures and replacing windshield and glass. Students will explore the different careers available in the transportation career cluster and develop leadership skills.

CTL-3070

AUTO BODY NONSTRUCTURAL ANALYSIS & DAMAGE REPAIR

Length/Credit:
One Semester, Two hour block
1 credit
Prerequisite:
Introduction to Auto Body Repair and Estimating
Open to 10-12 grade
Location:
Offered at the CTE Academy only
Important Information:
This course has been approved by the South Dakota Department of
Education to fulfill high school graduation requirements for Career & Technical Education(CTE).
Students learn to inspect, analyze, repair and replace nonstructural components. Students will determine the extent of damage to aluminum body panels and then repair or replace in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications. Students will weld damaged or torn steel body panels, repair broken welds, and replace door skins according to manufacturer’s procedures. Students will also to metal finish and refinish more complex damage.

CTL-3080

AUTO BODY PAINTING AND REFINISHING

Length/Credit:
One Semester, Two hour block
1 credit
Prerequisite:
Introduction to Auto Body Repair and Estimating and
Auto Body Structural Analysis & Damage
Open to 11-12 grade
Location:
Offered at the CTE Academy only
Important Information:
This course has been approved by the South Dakota Department of
Education to fulfill high school graduation requirements for Career & Technical Education(CTE).
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the processes used in painting and refinishing, in accordance with the local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations. Students will learn to apply basecoat/clearcoat for panel blending or partial refinishing to achieve invisible repair. Students will identify the types of rigid, semi-rigid or flexible plastic parts to be refinished; determine the materials, preparation, and refinishing procedures needed and apply multi-stage (tricoat) coats for panel blending or overall refinishing. Students will inspect spray equipment to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, and for safety and cleanliness hazards. Students will learn to properly use the NIOSH approved personal sanding respirator and personal painting/refinishing respirator system. Select and use the proper personal safety equipment for various shop operations.