Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Northern High School
117 Tom Wilkinson
Durham, NC 27712

National Automotive and Technicians Education Foundations, Inc. (NATEF) sets skills for the automotive and collision repair courses. In North Carolina, Service Technology and Collision Repair Technology are aligned to these national skill standards.

4 Year Plan Example:
9 - Career Management
10 - Automotive Service I
11 - Automotive Brakes/Automotive Computer System Diagnostics
12 - CTE Advanced Studies

Course Descriptions:

Automotive Service I
This course introduces basic automotive skills and job opportunities in the auto repair industry. Topics include engine theory, automotive service preventive maintenance, brake repair, electrical systems troubleshooting, safety, test equipment, and measuring.
SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
Automotive Brakes
This course teaches installation, inspection, and troubleshooting of automotive brake systems. Automotive Service Technology programs in North Carolina are National Automotive Technician Education (NATEF) certified. This course helps prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in brakes.
Automotive Computer System Diagnostics (Completer Course)
This course is based upon the use of computer system diagnostic tools to read and diagnose computer codes in a variety of automotive types.
CTE Advanced Studies
Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation.
CTE Internship
A CTE Internship allows for additional development of career and technical competencies within a general career field. Internships allow students to observe and participate in daily operations, develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about particular careers, and perform certain job tasks.

Lottery Priorities
Applicants residing in the Northern High School attendance zone will be assigned first.

Applicants must rank their school of priority as their first choice to be considered for a priority through the lottery process.

*Please note that there is no guarantee of assignment, as seats must be available at the grade level requested. 

District wide Pathway Model (Pathway model is defined as students will be transported from their base school to the assigned school. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the base school.)