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.
To learn more about potential earnings visit:
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook