Auto Shop Course  SIGN UP FOR AUTO SHOP at CCS!


Hands-On and Internet-Based Activities

  • Diagnose Common Problems
  • Talk Effectively with Technicians
  • Handle Roadside Emergencies
  • Perform Basic Maintenance

Auto Upkeep:

Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and Repair.

Activity Examples:

Safely change a spare tire.
Safely jump-start a vehicle.
Replace various lights on a vehicle.
Replace wipers on a vehicle.
On-Board Diagnostics Activity – Retrieve diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from an OBD II system.

Course Description:

This course is intended to provide you with the knowledge to make economical decisions and take preventative measures to enhance the overall satisfaction of being an automotive consumer. The class discussions and lab activities provide the fundamental and advanced knowledge and experience in owning and maintaining an automobile.

Course Goal:

This course is designed to provide you with the necessary environment and interactions to advance your knowledge and understanding in owning, maintaining, and repairing the automobile.  This course is for any level student.

Content Delivery Method:

This course includes in-class activities and off-campus lab/shop activities. In-class activities include lectures, discussions, student presentations, and research. Lab/shop activities include completing designated procedures that involve inspection, replacement, and identification of automotive components. During lab/shop activities you will apply knowledge obtained from in-class discussions and readings to further advance your understanding of the automobile.

Course Evaluation:

You will be evaluated on the achievement of the tasks/skills as  listed on the competency profile, study questions, lab activity participation, daily reflection  logs, and  exams.


It is essential that each student follow all safety guidelines, rules, and procedures as discussed in class and demonstrated at the off-campus lab/shop. Safety glasses are required for all lab activities.

Class Fees:

$195.00 includes all curriculum, lab equipment and supplies (hand soap, towels, oils, cleaners).

AutoShop is open to all students.  Auto Shop class is Mon-Thurs 1:30-2:30 Room 203

Home School Terminology

CCS is a THSC Partner Group

The Texas Home School Coalition provides a wealth of information for the homeschool community and more info can be found on their website at

Home School Terminology

THSC definition of a home schooled student:
A home schooled student predominantly receives instruction in a general, elementary or secondary education program that is provided by the parent—or a person standing in parental authority—in or through the child’s home [Texas Education Code 29.916 (a)].

The parent or person standing in parental authority might contract with outside sources in order that the student receives additional instruction. For example, a private tutor, co-op class or a college class. However, this source or these sources do not circumvent the parent’s role in determining the overall success or failure of the student.

Home school group:
All home school groups on our list seek to serve families who meet the definition of home schooling. This means their children participate in the group, but the group will not attempt to become an authority over the student’s education, per the definition of home schooling. THSC Partner Groups meet criteria as defined on THSC Types of Groups.

Private school:
Private school is a broad category of describing any non-public school. This includes traditional accredited private schools that require daily attendance and tuition, unaccredited private schools which are similar but not subject to the same accreditation requirements, home schools which are a type of private school but not regulated the same way as other types of private school, and other options that are a hybrid of these different types. For example, in a university model school, a student might attend the school 2-3 days per week and then be schooled at home for the rest of the week.