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 National Automotive Technology Education Foundation (NATEF) task lists.

Automotive Technology, Levels 2 and 3: Two Credits

  • Students are introduced to digital diagnostic equipment, hand scanners, MultiMates, and various lab equipment necessary 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.

Class Features

  • Nationally Certified ASE/NATEF Program
  • Today's Class WBT
  • AC Delco Auto maintenance and Light Repair WBT
  • Computer Run All-Data System
  • Factory & Privately Owned Donated Cars
  • ASE Student Certifications: Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Engine Performance and Electrical

Professional Certification Opportunities

  • Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills
  • ASE Student Certification G1 Auto Maintenance and Light Repair
  • ASE Student Certification A1-A8


Internship Opportunities

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

  • Level 2-3 students 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 Mentor performing preventative maintenance tasks, perform repairs and tire repairs, etc... 

VA Tire and Auto Internship

  • Level 1-3 students 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

  • Virginia Tire
  • National Tire & Battery
  • Don Beyer Volvo
  • Ted Britt Ford
  • Snap On Tools
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Lincoln College Of Technology
  • Wyo Tech
  • University of Northwestern Ohio




    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]