The C.D. Hylton High School automotive program is a nationally certified, three-year automotive service technology (AST) program, one of only six in Virginia. The program aims to provide students with a strong foundation they can expand upon after graduation, whether they work in the automotive field or continue the trade as a hobby. A high percentage of students continue their automotive studies, and many earn scholarships from the competitions the program participates in throughout the year.
C.D. Hylton High School students will be building a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport as part of the 2019 SEMA High School Vehicle Build. The Jeep will be sold at the end of the school year and proceeds will go towards funding another vehicle build for the school.