The Automotive Technology program is approved by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation to train students to repair and maintain modern industry vehicles. Students who enjoy hands-on problem-solving will value the extensive mechanical, electrical, and electronic service performance skills acquired by working on “live” and training vehicles. Our Automotive Technology lab is a technologically rich environment with sophisticated tools required for electronic diagnostics and repair of domestic and foreign vehicles. Graduates are eligible for one year of credit toward the two-year work requirement for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) automotive technician certification.
Skills You Will Learn:
• Vehicle maintenance
• Electronic diagnostics and repair
• Air conditioning diagnostics and repair
• Servicing the brake, fuel, exhaust, and suspension systems
• Service writing, billing, parts ordering, and inventory control
• Rebuilding transmissions and circuits
• Introduction to diesel engines
Service Station: Answering the phone, speaking with customers, and settling invoices is a major part of running a service station. Our students, together with our instructors, operate a real-world service station that is open to the public through the Automotive Technology program. From managing the service desk to providing customer service and learning billing procedures, students hone their technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills while working in the service station. This active learning lab also allows students to practice their skills by completing basic automotive work such as brake repairs, tire rotations, alignments, suspensions, exhausts, mufflers, and fuel systems.
Engine Rebuild: Do you know how to build a three-dimensional puzzle with hundreds of pieces? Our Automotive Technology students do. They embrace the complicated process of rebuilding an engine by taking on the intense research, planning, and preparation needed to be successful. After completely disassembling an eight-cylinder engine, our students take measurements, complete calculations, and determine part functions. Once they have everything set, they begin working with gauge measurements, electrical connections, seals, gaskets, water pumps, and valves to reassemble a functioning engine. A comprehensive inspection ensures it’s operational.
College & Career Placement
• Automotive Technology, WyoTech
• Diesel Technician, Ohio Technical College
• Apprentice, Prime Motor Group
• Diesel Repair Technician, Osterman Oil
• Automotive Technician, Imperial Auto Group
• Automotive Technician, Lexus of Northborough