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 NATEF (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
Three college credits 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
SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE COURSES:
SUGGESTED SIMULTANEOUS COURSES:
Physics, Technical Writing
HIGH VALUE SOFT SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Effective Collaborator, Team Player, Strong Work Ethic, Strength/ Stamina, Flexibility, Fine motor skills
18 years as a Volkswagen technician. 7 years at CRTC.
Ohio Technical College, ASE Master Technician
Fishing, Hunting, Skiing, Hiking, Camping, snowmobiling
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
ASE Certified Master Technician, L1 Certification; Federal Aviation Mechanics License, Spartan School of Aeronautics
family auto repair business, baseball
9 Years in the automotive industry including 4 years as a technician in an independent shop, 4 years in a dealership, and 1 year as automobile insurance claims adjuster. 6 years in the United States Army Reserve as a wheeled vehicle mechanic.
Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology from Manchester Community College, ASE Certified Technician,
NH Master Electrician
Spending time with family, camping, skiing/snowboarding, and motorcycles.