Students enrolled in Mechanics will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills related to the design and maintenance of a variety of different vehicles, machines and tools. Whether a student plans for a work-related role in the industry or simply wants to be an informed owner/operator of a vehicle, this program is an excellent educational opportunity.

The Auto Service program is designed to create a meaningful hands-on educational environment for all students. Students will learn the current methods and repair practices used in today’s industries. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about both the business and the service aspect of an automotive shop.

All Mechanics courses are worth at least five credits. If there is sufficient enrolment, Mechanics 20 students will have the option of registering for a full year class to earn six or more credits by completing additional modules.

Course List

The following Mechanics courses are available at MCHS. Click on the name of the course to read its description.

Mechanics 10

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 5

Mechanics 10 will help students build a knowledge base important in understanding the safety practices when working around vehicles. In addition, students will begin to understand mechanical systems and how to care for them.

Emphasis will be placed on (but not limited to):

  • Safety & Tools
  • Vehicle Service & Care
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Ride & Control Systems
  • Engine Fundamentals

Mechanics 20

Prerequisite: Mechanics 10
Credits: 5

Mechanics 20 will build upon concepts covered in Mechanics 10, while introducing more specific issues one may encounter when troubleshooting a vehicle. Students will have the opportunity to diversify their expertise in mechanical systems, building skills to aid them in any trade or real world challenges.

Emphasis will be placed on (but not limited to):

  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Vehicle Braking Systems
  • Steering & Suspension Systems
  • Electrical Diagnosis

Mechanics 20 (Full Year)

Prerequisite: Mechanics 10
Credits: 6+

Self-motivated, highly interested students who excelled at and really enjoyed Mechanics 10 will have the opportunity to further their knowledge and experience in the Mechanics Shop. Students choosing this path will have more time to gain valuable real world experience, earn extra credits and develop a wider range of skills and techniques used within the mechanic field. These skills will be acquired through numerous mechanical projects and demonstrations.

Select students will also have the opportunity to practice for the Alberta Skills competition.

This Mechanics class runs every second day throughout the entire school year (as opposed to every day for only one semester/quarter). As a result, these students will have sufficient time and skill to complete additional modules for credit toward their high school diploma.

Emphasis will be placed on (but not limited to):

  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Vehicle Braking Systems
  • Steering & Suspension Systems
  • Electrical Diagnosis
  • Manual Transmission Operation and Service
  • Clutch System Operation and Service
  • Diesel Fuel System Operation and Service
  • More complex long term projects

Note: This course will only be offered if there is sufficient enrolment.

Mechanics 30

Prerequisite: Mechanics 20
Credits: 5

Mechanics 30 will introduce new concepts, such as engine rebuilding and vehicle diagnosis. Most of the advanced level mechanics will consist of customer service work. Students will have the opportunity to learn advanced diagnostic skills to determine when a mechanical system is faulty or in need of repair.

Emphasis will be placed on (but not limited to):

  • Engines & Tune-ups
  • Automotive Computer Systems
  • Engine Removal and Installation