For all future car owners, male and female, this course is a must have! Students can begin their journey in many directions. Whether it is basic knowledge of vehicle service, brakes, or engines, or a deeper understanding of clutches, transmissions, and differentials, it starts here!
In addition to experiencing the practical and academic aspects of Mechanics 10, 20 and 30; automotive students at James Fowler High School, work “hands on“ in a typical retail auto shop environment. Fowlers’ auto shop is a busy facility where course appropriate and manageable tasks are performed four days per week, usually booked 2 to 3 weeks in advance. Fridays of each week are set aside for attendance in a computer lab where students have access to the worlds’ leading automotive academic software, streamed in real time from Australia, “ CDX “.
Other aspects of automotive endeavour are explored at Fowlers’ auto facility when possible. At present an advanced ‘resto-mod ’ project is under way with a budget of $18,000 CDN., on a 1948 Ford F-1, pick-up truck. The well- known Shriner ‘ tin-lizzie’ brigade are at Fowler Auto for some long overdue drive- line and auto body restoration.
Through the 2016-2017 school year starting 06/2016, the Calgary Board of Education will invest substantial monies in upgrading the CBEs’ Career and Technical Studies, (CTS) high school departments. This move, eagerly anticipated by Fowlers’ Administrators and CTS instructors alike, will only enhance an already excellent facility.
Career paths include:
- Automotive Technician
- Heavy Duty Mechanic
- Motorcycle technician
- Parts Technician
- R. V. Mechanic
- Automotive Sales
- Small Engine Technician
- Agricultural Equipment Technician
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