NORTHWEST CAREER & TECHNICAL CENTER
STUDENTS / PARENTS
Automotive Technology is designed to provide training and experience in the principles of automotive diagnosis and repair. Areas of study include:
Manual Drive Train and Axles
Steering and Suspension
Electrical Systems and Electronics
Heating and Air Conditioning
Advanced students use cutting edge technology and equipment to diagnose problems with starting and charging systems, ignition and fuel systems, and computerized engine control systems. This program combines in-depth theory with extensive hands-on training in our well-equipped National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation Certified auto lab. Students will learn basic and advanced technical skills and essential worker traits to secure and retain employment in automotive and other related fields.
This program has articulation agreements with Lake Region State College and Central Maine Community College.
Automotive Technology I
This class is an option for students in grades 10 through 12.
Automotive Technology II & III*
This class is an option for all students who have participated in and met Automotive Technology I proficiencies.
*Students will be enrolled with instructor permission in Cooperative Education / Work Based Learning.
Over the course of the two-year program students may earn:
Embedded Credit: Science (.5 credit per year)
Credentials: Air Conditioning Certification; Equipment & Engine Training Council Technician Certificate Program; Lift it Right Program; NATEF Automotive Service Excellence; National Career Readiness Certificate; Safety, Pollution & Prevention Training; Snap-on Electrical Multimeter Certification; Snap-on Scan Tool; State Inspection License; Valvoline Vehicle Maintenance Certification; Vermont General Service Technician
Dual Enrollment: Central Maine Community College - Electrical (2 credits); Engine Performance (2 credits); Brakes I (3 credits); Suspension and Alignment (3 credits)
(One Period Elective)
Power Sports Equipment & Technology
A hands on introduction to the maintenance and repair of four-stroke engines and a variety of power sports equipment. Students will develop the skills and confidence necessary for entry-level employment in dealerships and independent repair facilities and participate in the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Maintenance Program.