The Automotive Technology program is nationally certified through the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF). This award-winning program prepares students to diagnose, repair and maintain modern automobiles and light trucks. Systems covered include but are not limited to brakes, steering, suspension and alignment, electrical, engine repair and engine performance, air conditioning, and heating, drivetrain. Tool safety, shop procedures including writing estimates and parts requisition and regular maintenance items such as oil changes, belts and hoses, tire replacement and transmission service are equally stressed as well. All aspects of the program prepare students for post-secondary school, entry-level position in the automotive field and/or to take the ASE service technician test after meeting work experience requirements. Young people seeking a career in this field should be mechanically inclined, have good reading comprehension, basic math skills, and computer skills and enjoy working on cars and trucks. The Automotive Technology program supports student participation in the SkillsUSA competition, Ford/AAA Challenge, Ocean State Dealers Association competition as well as community service through various charity projects.
*Students will be able to receive post-secondary credits to:
New England Institute of Technology
Universal Technical Institute
Mass Bay Community College
Maine Community College
** Successful completion of three years in this program satisfies the Math Related EPHS graduation requirement.
Automotive Service Technician, Repair Estimator, Service Consultant, Parts Consultant, Automotive Insurance Adjuster, Parts Manager, Service Manager.