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Automotive Technology Certificate

The goal of the Automotive Technician program is to prepare the student to work in the increasingly sophisticated and complex field of automotive technology through a combination of classroom instruction and hands on skill development.  Technicians must be able to work with electronic diagnostic equipment, read and understand technical manuals, investigate to find the cause of a problem, and connect effectively with the customer.  They use a variety of tools, including both manual and high tech equipment to perform repairs.

After successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge required for passing the Student Certification ASE exams, including inspection, diagnostics, maintenance and repair of vehicles;
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use and care of tools and equipment in the automotive lab;
  • Diagnose, repair and document automotive systems including electrical, brakes,  engines, suspensions, and steering;
  • Inspect a vehicle, use a diagnostic approach to determine cause of operating problems, and decide action to take;  Complete a NH State Vehicle Inspection;
  • Compare and contrast alternate actions to determine whether to repair or replace a part;
  • Use appropriate software for information retrieval,  analysis,  and reporting;
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers and customers.

Salary Q&A

To learn more about potential earnings visit:
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook
www.bls.gov/oco

Still not sure?

Contact one of the Program Faculty or an Admissions Representative to learn more about the program.