Automotive Technology

Program Description

Automotive Technology is a program designed to prepare students for entry -level positions in the automotive industry. Upon successful completion of this program, students will have received training in several different skill categories necessary to maintain and repair today’s automobiles. Students receive advanced training in the ASE General Service Technician with emphasis in the following areas:

  • Brake Systems
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Alignment
  • Manual Transmissions & Transaxles
  • Electrical Systems

Students, both in classroom instruction and auto lab, experience use of the latest high-tech equipment. Over half of total program time is spent working on vehicles. Cars are increasingly sophisticated; therefore, our text and exams are geared toward 13th and 14th year levels of education. Problem-solving, reading repair manuals, and computer literacy and application will all be utilized in mastering management and shop skills.

Program Requirements
  • 2 credits language arts, 2 credits science (chemistry recommended), 2 credits mathematics
    (Algebra I is required), two credits social studies, and two elective credits. Total of 10 credits are needed for admission. Students can earn credits in summer school.


  • Willingness to study to reach an advanced level of proficiency; a true desire to maintain and repair mechanical equipment, ability to read and comprehend technical textbooks, good manual dexterity. See admission guide for other requirements.
High School Credits Earned

1 credit in science or math
5 credits in technical education

College Credits Earned

Students have the opportunity to earn valuable college credits and/or advanced placement stautus at the following schools:

Advanced Placement Status

Lake Regions Community College GM ASEP Program

Manchester Community College

White Mountains Community College (In State Tuition Cost)

College Credits

Central Maine Community College
AUT 100: Intro to Automotive
AUT 110: Brakes I
AUT 120: Suspension/Alignment
AUT 150: Electrical Systems

Vermont Technical College
ATT 1010: Suspension and Steering
ATT 1950: Alignment and Brakes
ATT 1120: General Electronics

Articulation agreements with the following:
Ohio Technical College
Lincoln Technical
University of Northwestern Ohio

Enrollment Options
  • Students may enter the program as a junior or senior.


  • With instructor and Cooperative Education coordinator approval, second year students may have the opportunity to work in the field for credit, experience, and wages.
Career Outlook

Careers in Automotive (use Automotive Technician as the key word)

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