Automotive Service Technology provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences utilizing current and emerging technologies in automotive service theory and repair. It includes training in the use of computer and other electronic diagnostic and testing equipment, technical manuals, and problem-solving methods. Instruction and practice are provided regarding the diagnosis of malfunctions, disassembly of system components, parts inspection and repair, engine overhaul, electronic and fuel system, suspension systems, brakes, drive trains, manual and automatic transmissions, heating/air conditioning, and all computer control systems. Particular emphasis is given to the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques in applying science, mathematics, communication, and social studies concepts to solve technological problems. Student instruction and training are provided in the proper care, use, and maintenance of tools and equipment. Applicable information is also provided regarding local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations.