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Automotive Technology

Program Highlights

In our Automotive Technology program you will:

  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain live vehicles using the same high end repair equipment found in the finest shops including Hunter alignment racks, tire changers & wheel balancers and lifts; Ammco brake lathes; and Snap-On & OTC scan tools.
  • Develop skills that perfectly align to postsecondary and, ultimately, industry through our ASE approved curriculum.
  • Engage in an extensive eight-week internship working alongside professional “A Techs” with possibility of immediate job placement.
  • Enroll with proven confidence in top postsecondary schools in the region including Toyota, GM, Chrysler, Honda and Caterpillar Manufacturers.

What You Can Learn

Brakes // Computerized Diagnostic Testing // Electrical Systems // Engine Performance & Repair // Exhaust Systems // Front End Alignment // Preventive Maintenance // Steering & Suspension Systems 

What You Can Become

(with additional education and training)
Automotive Technician // Diesel Mechanic // Shop Owner // Parts Technician/Manager // Service Manager // Service Writer // Marine and Powersports Technician

What You Can Earn

3 Credits for 1 College Course in This Pathway // 8 ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certificates // Snap-On Solus Pro Scan Tool Certification // Snap-On 504 Electrical Meter Certification // SP2 – Mechanical Safety // SP2 – Pollution Prevention // Valvoline Motor Oil Certification

Craig Emerson

INSTRUCTOR

Experience:
With CRTC since 2017, 23 years as a GM technician​

Education/Credentials:
ASE Certified Master Technician, Associates Degree in Automotive Technology/GM ASEP Program

Other Interests:
Camping, skiing, spending time with family

Email
cemerson@sau8.org

Phil Bill

CUSTOMER DRIVEN
​EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST

Experience:
24 years in education: 16 at CRTC, 9 at Manchester Community College: 35 years auto repair, owner/manager of shop: 2 years dealership tech: 6 years aircraft tech, including 4 years military, helicopter tech crew chief in Vietnam

Education/Credentials:
ASE Certified Master Technician, L1 Certification; Federal Aviation Mechanics License, Spartan School of Aeronautics

​Other Interests:
family auto repair business, baseball

Email
pbill@sau8.org

Ben Wagstaff

INSTRUCTOR

Experience:
20 years in the Automotive industry; 14 years teaching in a college MAST Automotive Technology program

Education/Credentials:
A.S. Nashua Community College; ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, ASE Certified L1 Advanced Engine Performance Specialist, ASE Certified G1 Maintenance and Light Repair Technician; Honda/Acura Master Technician, Mazda Senior Level Technician; The Switch Lab Electric Vehicle Trained

Other Interests:
Competitive Autocross – 2015 SCCA ProSolo Champion, motorcycles, dirt biking, snowboarding, gardening, computers, bowling, amateur cat herding

Email
bwagstaff@sau8.org

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