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What Is the iCEV Transportation Curriculum?

January 9th, 2024 | 6 min. read

Brad Hummel

Brad Hummel

Coming from a family of educators, Brad knows both the joys and challenges of teaching well. Through his own teaching background, he’s experienced both firsthand. As a writer for iCEV, Brad’s goal is to help teachers empower their students by listening to educators’ concerns and creating content that answers their most pressing questions about career and technical education.

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As a CTE educator in the transportation pathway, you want to ensure your students are prepared for exciting and successful careers in the industry. To accomplish this, you’ll need to find the best materials for your automotive, diesel, and small engines classes. You want materials that are continually updated to meet your standards and prepare students for certification and career success.

To meet the needs of your classroom, you may have heard about the comprehensive iCEV Transportation curriculum. But while our curriculum is designed to prepare learners for success in a variety of professions, we want to be sure you choose the right solution for you.

In this article, you’ll learn more about the iCEV Transportation curriculum. Specifically, we’ll look at:

  • What Is iCEV?
  • Which Transportation Courses Can You Teach With iCEV?
  • Which Industry Certifications Does iCEV Align With?
  • How Much Does iCEV Cost?
  • Is iCEV Right for My Classroom?

After reading, you’ll better understand what iCEV offers in the Transportation: Automotive, Diesel, and Small Engines curriculum to decide if it’s the right choice for your classroom.

What Is iCEV?

iCEV is a comprehensive digital curriculum system for Career and Technical Education (CTE).

iCEV provides an extensive curriculum in 11 CTE subject areas, including transportation, and hosts industry-sponsored certifications on the iCEV Testing Platform.

As a digital curriculum provider, iCEV is committed to providing educators and learners with a cohesive, continually updated learning experience that allows them to develop critical skills in CTE. Teachers use the iCEV curriculum across entire CTE programs to prepare students for future success.

With flexible, ready-to-teach courses that satisfy instructional standards, including those set by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, iCEV is ideal for programs looking to implement a dynamic blended learning experience.

The automotive, diesel, and small engines courses work together to form a cohesive curriculum that sets students up for ongoing career success.

Which Transportation Courses Can You Teach with iCEV?

With iCEV, instructors receive everything they need to cover complete transportation classes in the areas of automotive, diesel, and small engines. Each course comes complete with pre-made lesson plans, multimedia presentations, engaging projects and activities, and formative and summative assessments.

In addition, the entire curriculum is housed on the iCEV platform. This makes it easy for teachers to assign classwork, manage the learning process, and report on students’ progress throughout a course. Plus, iCEV integrates with major learning management systems (LMS) and single sign-on (SSO) solutions for a seamless experience.

To meet your standards, iCEV offers these complete transportation courses:

  • Alternate Fuels and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Automotive Service
  • Diesel Equipment Technology I and II
  • Electrical Circuits and Meters I and II
  • Emissions
  • General Chemistry
  • Personal and Professional Development (Automotive)
  • Principles of Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Professional Communications
  • Shop Safety
  • Small Engine Technology

In addition to these transportation courses, iCEV offers multiple series of courses as an ASE Accredited Training Provider. These classes prepare students for an ASE certification that will open opportunities for work in the transportation and automotive industries.

Below, we’ll look at three different programs of courses offered through the iCEV Transportation curriculum.

Automobile Service Technician and Master Automobile Service Technician (AST/MAST)

Automobile Service Technician (AST) and Master Automobile Service Technician (MAST) are two of the most sought-after certifications from ASE. iCEV’s AST/MAST courses are intended for instructors preparing students for ASE tests and certification.

The AST/MAST curriculum features these courses:

  • AST/MAST: Automatic Transmissions
  • AST/MAST: Batteries, Starting, and Charging
  • AST/MAST: Brakes
  • AST/MAST: Drivetrain
  • AST/MAST: Electrical
  • AST/MAST: Engine Performance
  • AST/MAST: Engine Repair
  • AST/MAST: Service and Safety
  • AST/MAST: Steering and Suspension

Medium Duty and Heavy Duty (MD HD)

Automotive careers in medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles (MD HD) require specialized training to understand the unique challenges involved in maintaining large vehicles.

The MD HD curriculum includes these courses:

  • MD HD: Break Systems
  • MD HD: Diesel Aftertreatment
  • MD HD: Diesel Engines
  • MD HD: Drivetrain
  • MD HD: Electrical Systems
  • MD HD: Hydraulics
  • MD HD: Preventative Maintenance and Inspection/Service
  • MD HD: Steering and Suspension

These courses are designed around ASE standards so that students taking the entire class sequence are prepared for certification.

Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR)

iCEV’s MLR curriculum directly prepares students for the ASE Maintenance and Light Repair certification. It includes all the required courses learners must take before earning the certification.

The  curriculum consists of these courses:

  • MLR: Automatic Transmissions
  • MLR: Batteries, Starting, and Charging
  • MLR: Breaks
  • MLR: Diesel Engines
  • MLR: Drivetrain
  • MLR: Electrical
  • MLR: Engine Performance
  • MLR: Engine Repair
  • MLR: Service and Safety
  • MLR: Steering and Suspension

Like the other iCEV transportation courses, these classes are specially designed to meet ASE standards as an Accredited Training Provider.

Which Certifications Does iCEV Align With?

iCEV is an ASE Accredited Training Provider. This means that iCEV is specifically approved by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) to prepare students for the organization’s rigorous certification tests. In total, ASE offers 52 certification tests that individually validate critical skills necessary for working in the automotive industry.

Since many courses align with specific ASE assessments, instructors can use the iCEV Transportation curriculum to prepare learners for individual ASE certification exams.

In addition, the curriculum also includes general transportation courses that offer knowledge relevant to many industry careers.

How Much Does iCEV Cost?

The iCEV Transportation: Automotive, Diesel, and Small Engines curriculum is a comprehensive solution for CTE educators. When you purchase the curriculum, you gain access to every class in the CTE pathway, not just one area of ASE certification.

The price you’ll pay for iCEV depends on how many subject areas you teach and the number of students who need access to the curriculum.

If you are looking for a more extensive solution for your CTE program, you can save by purchasing an iCEV Site License to the complete iCEV curriculum across all 11 pathways.

To gain a more accurate picture of how much iCEV will cost your program, you can request a quote directly on the iCEV website.

Is the iCEV Transportation Curriculum Right for My Classroom?

Deciding on the ideal transportation curriculum to support your students is essential to their success in learning and finding fulfilling careers in the automotive industry.

In this article, you’ve learned more about the iCEV Transportation curriculum, including which courses are available for automotive, diesel, and small engines, how they meet ASE standards and prepare students for certifications, and how much an iCEV subscription costs.

However, the best way to know if our curriculum is a good fit for your classes is to try it out for yourself!

To learn more about the iCEV curriculum, schedule a demo with our professional team.

Or, if you’re ready to try the transportation curriculum for yourself, sign up for a free trial. You’ll gain full access to iCEV so you can determine if it will suit your program.

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