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
ShopKey Pro certification level I and II
Snap-On scan tool diagnostics certificate
Automotive Lift Institute certificate
Automotive Service Safety certificate
Automotive Service Pollution Prevention certificate
Maine State Inspection certification