Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Auto Tech Students Earn Professional Certifications

Nov. 6, 2018 -- Students in the Heights Career Tech Automotive Technology program have the opportunity to earn professional certifications in up to four areas, which makes them highly-employable upon graduation.

The Automotive Technology program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation, which is designed to prepare students for employment in the automotive industry. This accreditation gives students the opportunity to leave high school with national certifications in the automotive field.

Students typically graduate from Auto Tech with one to four certificates. The certificates include Maintenance and Light Repair, Brakes, Suspension and Steering, and Electrical/Electronic Systems. 

The program at Heights High School, which includes students from Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, and Warrensville Heights, currently has 15 seniors with a combined total of 30 certifications. Seniors Jackson Herschman (CHHS) and Max Millette (SHHS) have already earned all four certificates.

Seniors Rico Briscoe (CHHS), Larry Garland (CHHS), Alvin Henderson (WHHS), Carlos Hill (SHHS), Timothy Hite (SHHS), Willard Lucius (CHHS), Jaalah Richard (SHHS), Sai Von Smith (SHHS), Kyler Teer (CHHS), Antonio Thomas (CHHS), Jordan Williams (CHHS), Mario Williams (CHHS), and Raymond Williams (WHHS) have also earned 1-2 professional certifications each.

Automotive Technology is a two-year program that involves hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art automotive shop at the Delisle Options Center. The students have the opportunity to use the latest service equipment as they progress through the curriculum. They learn the theory in the classroom and apply their knowledge in a real-world setting. The program uses authentic assessments to measure students progress while preparing them for certification, employment, and college.
Heights Career Tech logoAbout Heights Career Tech
The Heights Career Tech Consortium allows junior and senior students to explore potential career fields with hands-on experiences in the classroom. The courses are offered through a five-district consortium, which includes Cleveland Heights, Bedford, Maple Heights, Shaker Heights, and Warrensville Heights high schools. Heights Career Tech students currently have the opportunity to earn professional certifications, industry-recognized credentials, and college credit in 23 unique pathways. For more information, visit

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