Career and Technical Education
Overview of Transportation Education
The vision of Kentucky Transportation Education is to promote safety standards and performance standards, enhance leadership, provide relevant curriculum, and to be vital to the education of all students. Kentucky Transportation Education will:
- Operate as the center for nationally recognized industry standard training.
- Promote a critical link in school to employment or postsecondary education.
- Develop stronger relationships with the community in terms of mutual advocacy, cooperative field experiences, employment placement, and support for relevant student organizations and competitions.
- Represent an important component in the education of all students.
- Require and promote critical thinking and problem solving.
- Offer an up to date curriculum based on standards that adapts to changes in the industry.
- Integrate academic skills into the Transportation Education Curriculum in order to insure that students develop written and verbal communications skills, computational skills, and scientific/math problem-solving skills.
Mission: The mission of Career and Technical Education is to assist schools in providing students with skills necessary for a successful transition to postsecondary education or work and a desire for life-long learning in a global society.
Purpose: Career and Technical Education is an essential component of the high school curriculum. For many students, it represents as much as a third of their high school experience. It is a critical component in meeting the needs of students in academic achievement, career exploration, career preparation, and leadership development. Successful transition to postsecondary education, work, or the military is one of the goals of Kentucky's educational system. The percentage of students making successful transition is a component of the high school accountability index.
Automotive Technology at Bowling Green High School
If the sound of a well-tuned engine gets your motor running, mastering a craft that gives you the opportunity to do something you love while providing a service to others is just the thing that could place your feet on the fast-track to success.
Today's auto mechanics work on vehicles that have more technology than the Apollo spacecraft used for the lunar landings. As a certified automotive technician, you'll have your finger on the pulse of today's modern automobile, and its complex built-in computers and electronic systems.
You'll find yourself problem solving on a daily basis, and your auto repair and diagnostic skills will solve problems ranging from breakdown, preparing gasoline or diesel engine for inspection tests, to preventative maintenance and tune ups
Today’s automotive technicians need a high level of skill and knowledge to diagnose and service increasingly complex systems. The evolution from yesterday’s mechanic to a skilled technician requires that today’s technicians are competent with highly sophisticated systems as well as with the traditional mechanical areas. The Automotive Technology Program provides a strong foundation for a successful and financially rewarding career in a very complex field.
Automotive Technology is a state-of-the-art, two-year program combining classroom and practical training with paid, on-the-job co-op experience leading to an Associate's Degree in Automotive Technology. Curriculums designed to meet an individual student’s area of interest, include a comprehensive path covering Asian, European, and domestic makes. Additionally, Chrysler (CAP), Ford (MLR), and Toyota (T-Ten) specialized curriculums focus on manufacturer-specific products and provide manufacturer technician training certification.
KY Tech VISION: With high expectations and strong partnerships, Kentucky Tech will actively engage all students in the mastery of academic and technical skills needed to be ready for college and a career.