Forsyth Central High School Automotive Technology is an award winning 4 year Master Accredited Automotive Technologies program. Central Automotive has achieved Master Accreditation from the ASE Automotive Education Foundation
and is a member of the Automotive Youth Education System (AYES)
. Students who successfully complete the 4 year curriculum receive over 1200 hours of automotive related instruction and an opportunity to work in the Automotive Field as an AYES intern before graduation. The typical student in the automotive program is good with their hands as well as their thinking skills. Students who are interested in engineering as a career also do very well in automotive technologies. Today's automobiles are quite sophisticated and require an extensive knowledge of electronics, computers, networks, fuel injection and driveability diagnostics, as well as the basics of engines, brakes, air conditioning, suspension and drivetrain repair. An incoming 9th grade student seeking to enroll in Automotive classes should have successfully passed science, math, and English in the 8th grade.
The Automotive Program is taught by Marlo Miranda, Jacob Cochran and Andrew Graham. They come from an extensive background in automotive repair and training. Our instructors are Certified Automobile Technicians and hold Advanced Level Certification in Engine Performance. They complete over 40 hours per year of industry training from Honda, Toyota and GM to further their skills.
Last year, students from Forsyth Central Automotive competed in the Engine Builders Challenge hosted by Hot Rodders of Tomorrow
. The team from Forsyth Central has been ranked in the top 3 each of the last five years. Our Bulldog Engine Team is traveling to Indianapolis once again in December for the National Championships.
FCHS Automotive students also compete in the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City where they finished in the top 10 in the nation five of the last six years.
Automotive and Engineering students at Forsyth Central can work together on our award winning State Champion Electric Vehicle Team where students design, build and race electric vehicles all over the state and around the southeast!!
For questions concerning the Automotive Program, Please contact Mr. Miranda by phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
770-887-8151 Ext 110329.