Automotive service technicians' and mechanics' responsibilities have evolved from simple mechanical repairs to high-level technology-related work. This increasing sophistication of automobiles requires workers who can use computerized shop equipment and work with electronic components while maintaining their skills with traditional hand tools. (From the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition)
- Students earn ½ embedded credit in Science
- Students may join SkillsUSA
- Students may earn ASE Certification
- Students may earn GST Certification
Automotive Technology is designed to provide training and experience in the principles of automotive diagnosis and repair. Areas of study include automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, steering and suspension, brakes, electrical systems and electronics, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. Advanced students use state of the art test equipment to diagnose problems with starting and charging systems, ignition and fuel systems, and computerized engine control systems. This program combines in-depth theory with extensive hands-on training in our well-equipped NATEF Certified auto lab. Students will learn basic and advanced technical skills and essential worker traits to secure and retain employment in automotive and other related fields.
Automotive Technology I (Course# 70841) -- For First Year Students
Prerequisite: This class is open to all 10th, 11th and 12th graders who have earned a "C" or better in Algebra I or "C" or better in freshman level 311 Math.
Automotive Technology II (Course# 70842) – For Second Year Students
Prerequisite: This class is open to all 11th and 12th graders who have earned a 75% or better in Automotive Technology I.
Vermont General Service Technician
NATEF Automotive Service Excellence
State Incpection License
Air Condition Certification
Safety, Pollution & Prevention Training
Central Maine Community College
(earn up to 10 credits)
Adam Vincelette (Contact)
Career Opportunities in Automotive Technology
Automotive Technician, Auto Body Repair Specialist, Automotive Engineer, Heavy Equipment Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, Office Equipment Technician, Marine Technician, Aviation Technician, Auto Racing Technician