ASE Automotive Career Pathway Program

About the Program

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  • The ASE Automotive Career Pathway Program at Seneca is designed to give students the opportunity to blend work experience with a robust curriculum that will lead to an entry level Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification (pending the student passing their minimum requirement for their ASE exams) and gives students a streamlined path to a professional certification following high school. During their junior and senior years (or when students turn 17 and are able to transport themselves), students attend class during the AM wheel and accumulate work experience at local automotive businesses during the PM wheel as part of the Option Two program.

    The foundation course for the program is ASE Auto Lab 1. This course is offered by invitation only to those who meet acceptance criteria. This program is only offered at Seneca High School, but is open to all students in the Lenape Regional High School District and through the Lenape Regional High School District Nonresident Tuition Program at Seneca.

    The ASE Program’s Curriculum is aligned with the ASE Entry-Level Standards for Automobiles which includes ten (10) assessments in Automatic transmission/Transaxle, Automobile Service Technology, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Maintenance and Light Repair, Manual Drive Train and Axles, and Suspension and Steering.

    The Pathway to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Entry-Level Certification Program is intended to prepare students for a head start in a career to be an automotive technician or to work in the automotive-related fields. 

    For more information about this program, contact Automotive Technology teachers, Mrs. Ellis or Mr. Dybalski, or the program supervisor, Dr. Cassel.

Course Sequence

This table displays Automotive Service Excellence Program sequences.
  • **Apprenticeship by design when students turn 17

Our Facility

  • The Seneca Automotive Center underwent a complete renovation that was completed in 2023. The state-of-the-art facility features four lifts, an alignment machine, a wheel balancing machine, a tire changing machine, OBD sensor readers, a wide array of professional-quality tools and an exterior carport.

Congratulations to Seneca's 1st ASE Certification Cohort!

  • All 11 students in the first cohort of the ASE Automotive Career Pathway have officially earned their ASE Entry-Level Certification! This accomplishment is due to the hard work and dedication of the inaugural cohort and the teachers who have helped them navigate the rigorous curriculum and mentored them in ways that are less tangible but equally as impactful. These 11 students have paved the way for our largest group to date - 40 incoming freshmen in the Class of 2027!