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Automotive Technology

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Program Description:
The Automotive Technology course provides students with skills to develop a thorough understanding of the design, construction, and operation of automotive systems. During their two-year involvement with this program, students are taught how to troubleshoot, service, and repair modern automobiles. Using the most up-to-date technology available, these students are prepared to face the challenges of today’s automotive industry needs. National affiliations with the Ford Skills Competition, AYES, and ongoing placement opportunities with local dealerships provide practical skill development. Preparation of students for employment and post-secondary education are major goals. 



Year I: Shop Safety, Measurement Fasteners & Tools, Lubrication System, Cooling Systems, 4 Cycle Theories, Engine Rebuild, Electricity, Ignitions Systems, Fuel Systems, Computer Controls, Emissions, Manual Transmissions

Year II: Wheels, Breaks, Tires, Steering & Suspension, State Inspection, Engine Performance, Electricity, Ford AAA Skills


Career Opportunities:


Diesel Mechanic

Brake Specialist

Service Writer

Parts Specialist 


NATEF Certification

Maine State Police Certification

Valvoline Oil Certification

SP2 Safety Certification

Dual Enrollment:

Central Maine Community College

Articulation Agreement:

Southern Maine Community College


Business & Industry Partners:

Forest City Chevrolet

Pape Chevrolet

Yankee Ford

Lee Auto Mall

O’Conner GMC

Rowe Ford

Saturn of Westbrook

Cumberland Ave. Garage


Long Pants

Closed Toe Leather Shoes



Automotive Tech Brochure



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John Carmichael
Automotive Technology

Position: Instructor – Automotive Technology 1 Mechanical Cluster Coordinator    Formal Education:...  more Read more about John Carmichael

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Paul Fearon
Automotive Technology

Position Instructor- Automotive Technology II    Formal Education: Associates in Applied...  more Read more about Paul Fearon


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