Automotive Technology

Marshall Academy offers rigorous Automotive Technology training, including three years instruction. See the course descriptions listed below:

Automotive Technology, Level 1: One Credit

  • Students will study and define the major systems of the automobile, related tools and equipment, and the automotive industry.
  • An emphasis will be placed on diagnosing systems, developing troubleshooting skills, and the safe use of equipment.
  • Curriculum is developed from the ASE/VDOE task lists.

Automotive Technology, Levels 2 and 3: Two Credits

  • Students are introduced to digital diagnostic equipment to perform tasks and competencies as defined by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
  • Topics include engine repair, engine performance, brakes, electrical and electronic systems and suspension and steering systems.
  • Students completing Auto Technology 2 with a minimum grade of "B" may obtain two to nineteen credits at the Northern Virginia Community College in Automotive Technology by successfully completing the Assessment By Local Examination (ABLE) administered by the college staff or the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam.

Classes take place in full service Automotive Labs within Marshall Academy.

Professional Certifications 

  • Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills - Level 1
  • ASE: Maintenance & Light Repair - Level 2/3
  • ASE: Student Brakes, Steering & Suspension - Level 2/3
  • ASE: Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance & Engine Repair - Level 2/3

Internship Opportunities

Fairfax County's Division of Vehicle Services (DVS) Internship 

  • Level 2-3 students have the opportunity to intern part-time at a DVS Facility during the fall, spring or summer.
  • Students receive a DVS t-shirt and work boots.
  • Students work with a DVS Senior Technician who provides mentorship and professional guidance performing preventative maintenance tasks, perform repairs and tire repairs, etc... 

Beyer Volvo  

  • Level 2-3 students intern part-time at Beyer Volvo Automotive year-round.
  • Students work with a Beyer Volvo Technician performing preventative maintenance tasks, perform repairs and tire repairs, etc... 


  • Level 2-3 students intern part-time at Stohlman Automotive year-round.
  • Students work with a Stohlman Technician performing preventative maintenance tasks, perform repairs and tire repairs, etc... 

VA Tire and Auto Internship

  • Level 1-3 students have the opportunity to intern part-time at a local VA Tire and Auto servicing center for six weeks.
  • The internship program is centered on learning about the entire auto repair business, from inspecting and repairing vehicles, to customer relationships, ordering parts and managing workflow. Inspecting and repairing vehicles while learning under our experienced general service staff.

Post Graduate Educational Opportunities

This list of organizations, agencies, and educational institutions is maintained as a guide for students and their parents who are seeking information about post-secondary education opportunities in our region. This list is not all inclusive. This list is not intended to, signify accreditation, certification, approval, or endorsement of any organization, agency, or educational institution listed herein. Edison Academy and FCPS assumes no responsibility for the actions and abilities of the organizations, agencies, and schools listed here.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Auto/Diesel Technician
  • Motorcycle/Marine Technician
  • Owner/Operator of Dealership
  • Truck Repair Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Recycling/Salvage Yard Operator
  • Small-Engine Repair Technician
  • Shop Supervisor
  • Parts/Sales/Service Person
  • Race Team Member
  • Teacher
  • Automotive Manufacturer

Mentor Firms

  • Fairfax County's Division of Vehicle Services (DVS)
  • Virginia Tire
  • National Tire & Battery
  • Beyer Volvo
  • Ted Britt Ford
  • Snap On Tools
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Lincoln College Of Technology
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH)




Do you have a vehicle you’d like to donate quickly and easily?

Bring your vehicle to Marshall High School and we’ll take care of the rest. FCPS is the only high school-based dealership in the state, that accepts donations through the Auto Sales Program. For more information, contact Lyman Rose, Auto Sales Manager, at 703-220-3515 or [email protected]