Automotive Technology offers students an opportunity to learn the technical and mechanical
systems of the automotive service industry. General troubleshooting, repair and overhauling automobiles are skills that students will add to their knowledge. Course activities include classroom instruction, demonstrations and hands-on lab experiences. Learning the use of appropriate tools and equipment in a safe work environment is an integral part of this program.
Automotive Technology I -
Recommended related courses: Topics in Algebra I and/or Career Math
Have an interest in cars? Plan to be an automotive technician? Want to work in the automotive industry? This first course of the two year Cheshire Center program is nationally accredited by NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) with a required number of classroom and lab hours over the two year program. Safety will be covered relative to best practices in industry including the proper handling of hazardous materials in and around the shop. Students will learn about brakes, electrical system and the operation of an internal combustion engine. Lab time will consist of operational tasks using shop equipment as well as practical applications of student skills.
Automotive Technology II -
Articulation Agreement with UTI (Massachusetts)
Certification available in Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of competencies in Auto 1, grade of C or better and teacher recommendation
This course is also NATEF certified. Students will be expected to apply theory and skills learned in Auto I and build on those abilities. New topics will include automotive maintenance and light repair along with appropriate business practices. Students are assigned specific tasks to be performed on vehicles, followed by evaluations.
Work-based learning (co-op) in manufacturing companies may be arranged for eligible students.
Instructor: Donald Turner
Phone: 603-352-0640 X3404