Length: 2 years Credits: 3 per year (Science Credit after two years)
The modern automobile has become a very technologically advanced machine. Vehicle systems are changing rapidly. Computers, electronic engine controls, global tracking systems and on-board diagnostic systems are common on vehicles today. These technologies and future advancements require the development of new skills and techniques.
Students in this program receive the technical education in demand by automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, and equipment manufacturers. The program combines in-depth theory with extensive hands-on training in our well-equipped auto lab.
This course is intended to develop skill in the use of tools and equipment commonly employed in automotive service work. The major emphasis is for the student to gain a broad understanding of the scientific principles of the mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems found in a modern automobile. Automotive Science and Technology I provides skill and knowledge in basic auto service maintenance, fuel system analysis and electronic ignition operation, cooling system repair, brake service, automotive electricity, principles of internal combustion engines, and basic vehicle service procedures.
The second year of this program is a continuation of Automotive Technology I. It advances skills to engine troubleshooting and analysis, the electrical system, inspection procedures, and automotive business management. Students can participate in an apprenticeship or other Cooperative Education programs within the automotive community.
Qualified students can earn guaranteed admission status and up to six college credits in the General Motors-Automotive Associates Degree Program at New Hampshire Technical College at Laconia and two credits at New England Institute of Technology.
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