Automotive Field Experience is a systematic means of combining classroom and laboratory learning with related practical work experience in a technical field. It is an educational strategy that integrates classroom theory and laboratory practice with periods of supervised, paid, work experience in an area related to the student's career goals and/or major concentration. Students will work in the service, parts, or retail automotive industry to meet the credit hour requirements needed to graduate.
Automotive Field Experience is not a program, but instead a strategy for learning. As a strategy, it provides another option for learning. The Automotive Field Experience serves as a source of motivation for learning and provides another means for the student to derive greater educational value from his/her College work. Learning objectives formulated by the student with the guidance of the Automotive Technology Instructor affirm the relevance of the classroom and laboratory experience in relation to the work.
- Field Experience Handbook
- Field Experience Application
- Field Experience Weekly Report Form
- Field Experience Worksite Evaluation
Students need a completed resume prior to applying for Field Experience. The Key Career Center has workshops and information on how to make a resume, interview and how to handle your first job: Career Center Workshops