In automotive, the things one can do, both in class and after they've graduated, are near limitless. We cover everything from the most basic tools, to parts, to the computers controlling modern day vehicles, making the class one that covers a broad spectrum of concepts, all of which are relevant to anyone seeking employment in the automotive industry. The content is engaging and always as hands on as it could possibly be.
The opportunities Benson automotive students are presented with are unique, fun, informative and can help even in day-to-day life, keeping up with the maintenance of one's own vehicle. Learning how to machine brake drums, change tires and oil, check the charge on a battery and recognize signs that may indicate trouble, are all valuable skills that are gained as we get real experience working with these systems and parts to both understand how they work and know how to maintain them.
This pathway also covers the operation of vehicle engines and transmissions, students are given the chance to assemble and reassemble an engine of our choice, which is one of the assignments students most look forward to. Not only do we practice these things in class, but some students even have the chance to work on their own cars in the shops, taking knowledge they have gained while in automotive to fix up and modify their own cars, trucks and bikes.
Automotive is a great course to take here at Benson, whether you want to pursue a career in the industry, or simply want know how to work on your own car in the future. Students get to gain a great deal of knowledge with a focus on hands- on learning, while also having the opportunity to possibly earn some college credits in the process. Automotive is a perfect balance of learning and fun and there is never a shortage of ways one can branch off to work.