Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology department offers foundational knowledge that is essential to a rewarding automotive career. The automotive world is changing at a rapid rate and is becoming very complex. The first year of Auto Technology will introduce students to the basic mechanical workings of the automobile. The program starts with safety and tools and fasteners. The remainder of the first year focuses on basic vehicle maintenance engines and brakes. Auto Technology II concentrates on electricity from Ohms law to the latest in computer controls. Students will be taught how to diagnose problems with the same complex computer equipment used in the industry today. Please note that there is a good deal of reading and classroom instruction at various times in this program.

•Articulation and Concurrent Enrollment credits available through SMCC and CMCC.

Industry Standards/Certifications: The M.L.R. curriculum standards are set forth by ASE Education Foundation

Program Certifications Include:

  • Student ASE certifications are offered as part of the program

  • OSHA 10 hour General Industry certification geared toward the automotive industry

  • Oxy-Fuel & Cylinder Handling & Welding Safety Course certificate through MAINE OXY

  • Tire Industry Association certificate

  • NC3/Snap-On

    • ShopKey Pro certification level I and II

    • Snap-On scan tool diagnostics certificate

  • Automotive Lift Institute certificate

  • SP/2 

    • Automotive Service Safety certificate

    • Automotive Service Pollution Prevention certificate

  • Maine State Inspection certification


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