Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Cluster

 

 

The Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster encompasses planning, managing, and moving people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water, and also includes other related professional and technical support services.

 

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Students will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician. Students will be exposed to courses in automotive preventative maintenance and servicing and replacing brakes, and steering and suspension components. In addition, student will learn how to do general electrical system diagnosis, learn electrical theory, perform basic tests and determine necessary action. In addition, students will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant. The hours completed in this course are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards and are a base for the entry-level technician. 

 


 

-Meet Our Instructors-

 

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Mr. Mike Lester

Mr. Lester has 27 years of Automotive repair experience. He owned and operated his own shop for 23 years. Mr. Lester graduated from Shorter College with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He is also a Certified GM Technician. Mr. Lester looks forward to sharing his passion and knowledge of the Automotive industry with his students.

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Mr. Allen Ivie

Mr. Ivie began his career in the automotive field nearly 30 years ago. He is a Senior Master Ford Technician and worked for Ford Motor Company for 20 years prior to coming to Rockmart High School. He has always loved working on cars and looks forward to working with students and expanding their understanding of the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics industry.


 

-Pathway Offerings-

Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Pathway

-Basic Maintenance and LIght Repair

-Maintenance and Light Repair II

-Maintenance and Light Repair III

 

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-Course Descriptions-

Basic Maintenance and Light Repair: This course is designed as the foundational course for the Automobile Maintenance and Light Repair pathway.  Students in this course will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician. Students will be exposed to courses in automotive preventative maintenance and servicing and replacing brakes, and steering and suspension components. In addition, student will learn how to do general electrical system diagnosis, learn electrical theory, perform basic tests and determine necessary action. In addition, students will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant. The hours completed in this course are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards and are a base for the entry-level technician.

Maintenance and Light Repair 2: Students will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician and will expose students to automotive preventative maintenance and servicing, as well as replacing brakes, and steering and suspension components. Students will also learn general electrical system diagnosis, electrical theory, basic test requirements, and determining necessary action. In addition, students will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant. Standards for this course are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards and are an excellent foundation for the entry-level technician.  The prerequisite for this course is Basic Maintenance and Light Repair.

Maintenance and Light Repair 3: Students will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician and will expose student to automotive preventative maintenance and servicing, replacing brakes, as well as steering and suspension components. Students will learn about general electrical system diagnosis, electrical theory, basic tests that are required, and determine the necessary action. In addition, students will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant. The standards in this course are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards and are an excellent foundation for the entry-level technician. The prerequisite for this course is Maintenance and Light Repair 2.

 


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Georgia SkillsUSA members participate in local, state, and national activities provided through trade and industrial, technical, and health occupations courses and programs. The mission of SkillsUSA is to develop leadership skills and workplace competencies that students will need to success in a constantly changing global workplace. The organization provides many opportunities for leadership development and skills training. Competition in over 70 leadership, health occupations, occupationally related, and trade, industrial, and technical contests is offered at the region and state levels, culminating with the SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, in June.
 

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