College Credit:

  • NMCC - Into to Auto Tech (1 cr)

  • WCCC - Articulation Agreement (5 cr)

  • CMCC (up to 10 cr)

  • NMCC: Occupational Safety (1 cr)

Industry Certifications:

  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

  • Brakes

  • Electrical Systems

  • Engine Performance

  • Engine Repair

  • Heating and Air Conditioning

  • Maintenance and Light Repair

  • Manual Drive Train and Axle

  • Suspension and Steering

High School Credit:

  • 3 Elective Credits

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology combines classroom instruction, a practical shop environment, and a variety of hands-on learning experiences to provide students with a thorough understanding of basic automotive maintenance and repair. Instruction on the repair of brakes systems, electrical systems, steering and suspension, engine repair, transmission fundamentals, manual drive trains and axles, and more will be focused on during lab time. Students will receive formal training on a wide variety of modern shop equipment and basic hand tools.

Students will be exposed to a variety of diagnostic scan tools, electrical equipment, a Hunter Hawk Eye Elite four-wheel alignment system, a Pro Cut on car brake lathe, and a Weaver low profile tire changing machine. This program also uses an electronic based curriculum that is used to enhance student learning and give more motivated students the chance to excel. Automotive I students will focus on the areas of mechanical vehicle repair, and do a “special project” throughout the year… the heat and friction engine! Automotive II students will focus on the electrical aspect of the modern vehicle.

 

Students will have the opportunity to test for ASE Student certifications in nine different areas. Students that earn multiple certifications will have the opportunity to earn college credits at some of the Maine community colleges.

Tech Staff

Kevin Keaton

Automotive Technology Instructor

207-493-4270

kkeaton@rsu39.org