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Capital Area Technical Center

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology
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The Automotive Technology Program is divided into two levels. This will allow you to complete the automotive courses that you choose and that your high school course work will allow. Also, if this is the career for you, we can help with choosing a Technical College to continue your training.

Level One gives you the knowledge and skill you will need to start as an entry level technician performing light duty service work and minor repairs.

Level Two gives you the skill and knowledge to perform repairs on today’s complex systems.

To ensure quality on today’s automobiles, Automotive Service of Excellence, or ASE, certifies Automotive Technicians. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) provides industry standards for Institutions involved in the skill building for the auto industry. The Automotive Program is NATEF certified in the following areas: Brakes, Electrical/Electronical, Engine Performance, and Steering and Suspension. Students will also have the opportunity to receive Central Maine Community College credit while attending Capital Area Technical Center. Articulation credits are available from certain colleges.

Juniors, after completing level one automotive program, will have the opportunity to participate in the Automotive Youth Education System (AYES). In this program students will be employed at a Local Dealership working under a mentor to enhance student skills and knowledge.

Students entering Automotive Technology should have well developed reading, writing and math skills. We incorporate industry standards using up-to-date equipment to meet the needs of today’s workplace. We also teach the professionalism that employers will expect from you on the job.


You can contact Mr. Rabideau at


40 Pierce Dr. Suite 1 • Augusta, ME 04330 • Phone: 207-626-2475 ext 3103 • Fax: 207-626-2498

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