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What are some of the most important skills an automotive tech needs to learn?
The first things that come to mind might be safety procedures or understanding the basics, but what about the ability to properly use the tools of the trade?
From videos to virtual reality, technology has brought about quite a few changes to the traditional classroom. One of those changes, the flipped classroom, is becoming more popular than ever.
In this day and age, students with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) knowledge and experience are sought after by a growing number of employers, but these subjects often are seen as fit for only top academic students. Meanwhile, automotive technology classes are ignored or seen as less important.
Maybe it’s time to challenge that view.
Dane Tom has used CDX since 2001. He teaches at Roy High School in South Roy, Utah, where he uses Fundamentals of Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Online.
Today’s students are tech savvy. They know their ways around any gadget you put in front of them. In fact, many parents fear their kids are spending too much time on devices after school and not enough time in school to prepare them for future employment. Automotive technology programs allow students to use and further develop their technology skills while working and learning in a fun and engaging way. This means automotive technology programs help bridge the gap between home and school while providing students with valuable STEM educations.
Instructor Mark Emmons and his class at McCollum High School in San Antonio.
Mark Emmons, an automotive technology instructor, loves how CDX adapts to all kinds of learning styles.
Did you know that Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE now includes a built-in eBook? With an objective oriented design, it provides clear learning objectives on exactly what’s being taught and tested in each topic and unit. The built-in eBook is also seamlessly integrated with the optional accompanying textbook, Fundamentals of Automotive Technology, Second Edition. Aligned to 2017 NATEF Standards, it offers improved assessments and an enhanced gradebook.