Automotive Technology

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Algebra I concepts, ability to work formulas and equations, reading and writing at grade level.

The automotive technology program will prepare students for entry level positions in the automotive field. The Maintenance and Light Repair curriculum is approved by The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and the program is NATEF certified in the following areas: brakes, electrical, engine performance, steering and suspension, engine repair, automatic transmission and transmission work, manual drive train and axel, and heating and air conditioning.

Industry standards are used and incorporated as well as up to date equipment to prepare a student for today’s work environment. Students will be taught professionalism that an employer will expect on the job. The program offers a second year to improve students’ skills and to advance knowledge in additional areas.

Prerequisite: students who have successfully completed Automotive Technology may apply. Applications will be considered based on a rubric provided by CATC.

Students will continue the work started in Automotive Technology I by advancing their knowledge of automotive electronics, engine performance, and steering and suspension.

This course is offered in the afternoon (11:30-1:30) session only.


Certifications Offered:
NATEF Brakes
NATEF Electrical
NATEF Engine Performance
NATEF Steering and Suspension
SP/2 Safety Program

College Credit Opportunities:
Dual Enrollment with: Central Maine Community College
Articulation Agreement with: Southern Maine Community College