Auto Mechanics (I and II) is a comprehensive two year program of instruction and hands on experiences designed to help students acquire the skills needed to enter the automotive repair field.

Course Description
The Fundamentals, Brakes, and Introduction to Electrical/Electronic Systems course contains an introduction, safety, measurement, and tool/technical references content. It also contains an introduction to brake systems: disc brakes, drum brakes, and antilock brakes. This course also contains an introduction to electrical/electronic information and terminology. The Basic Electrical/Electronic Systems course contains electrical/electronic system theory, battery systems, starting systems, and charging systems. The Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems course contains information on lighting systems, concepts of gauges, warning devices, driver information systems, horn system, wiper/washer system, and accessories system diagnostic repair.

Program Components
Automotive I
Automotive II

Jonathan P Ridgeway, Teacher
Teaching in New Albany since 2000

  • 1974 Graduated from Mount Assumption Institute Plattsburgh, New York.
  • Spent twenty years in the U.S. Navy as a diesel mechanic.
  • ASE certified in ten areas.
  • Married to Barbara Ridgeway wife of twenty nine years live in Union County outside New Albany, Mississippi. They have four grown children, seven grandchildren.

Admission Requirements
10th, 11th, and 12th grade students with an interest in auto mechanics or related careers are eligible to participate in this program.

Student Organization
Auto Mechanics students are eligible to belong to SkillsUSA. Participation in SkillsUSA activities trains the student in career and communication skills that are essential for success in the world of work.



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