Automotive Technology provides an introduction to four areas of the automotive
service industry. The program provides training and experience in the theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive systems. Areas of concentration include: steering and suspension, brake systems, electronics and engine performance. Students will learn the proper repair and maintenance procedures to service automobiles and light trucks. Instruction includes the proper use of power and hand tools as well as all shop equipment and welding.
Small business owner, repair shop owner, parts and
supply store owner
Automotive technician, brake, steering suspension,
and alignment technician
Service writer, parts specialist, inspection mechanic, service technician
College Credit and Industry Certification
Previous students have also gained admission to Vermont Technical College, the University of Northwestern Ohio, New Hampshire Technical Community College, and Universal Technical Institute. Successful completers of Automotive Technology will receive Certifications of Proficiency from the Vermont Automotive Dealers Association.
Students interested in Automotive Technology should enroll in algebra, geometry or other similar math courses as well as chemistry or physics. A sound background in problem-solving and reading comprehension is also helpful.
Labor Market Outlook/Potential Earnings:
Students who desire to become automotive professionals need to continue their education at a post secondary institution. Students can then choose to become general automotive technicians or can specialize in areas of repair or with certain vehicle manufacturers. Students from this program are typically hired by Walker Motors, Formula Ford, Cody Chevrolet, local specialty and auto supply stores, service stations, and independent service stations.