Automotive Technology

  • Program Description

    Are you crazy about cars and trucks? Bristol-Plymouth’s Automotive Technology Program can turn your interest into an exciting career. This program offers you a high-quality education with hands-on training, teaching you the specific skills necessary to achieve success in the growing industry of Automotive Technology. Automotive technicians are in great demand and enjoy unlimited career opportunities. Bristol-Plymouth can help you drive your career in the right direction utilizing the latest equipment and computer resources with instruction from certified and expertly trained Automotive Instructors.

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  • Instructed Areas

    • Engine Repair/Performance
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems
    • Brakes
    • Suspension and Steering
    • Heating and Air Conditioning
    • Automatic Transmission and Transaxle
    • Manual Drive Train and Axles
    • Applied Automotive Technology: Mathematics, Science, and Theory
    • OSHA 10-Hour Safety Credentials

    Program of Study

    Freshman Year: Students learn and develop skills in automotive repair and maintenance through hands-on training and theory.

    Sophomore Year: Students receive exposure to the basics of all eight NATEF/ASE certification areas to lay the foundation for more advanced instruction in junior year.

    Junior Year: Students obtain advanced instruction in all eight NATEF/ASE certification areas.

    Senior Year: Students hone their acquired skills through customer production work to transition from school to the workplace or post-secondary education.

    Career Opportunities

    • Automotive General Repair Technician
    • Aircraft/Marine/Train Repair Technician
    • Heavy Equipment Repair Technician
    • Service Advisory/Manager/ Owner
    • Automotive Sales/Parts
    • Automotive Manufacturer Representative
    • Automotive Instructor

    Additional Information

    The Automotive Technology Program and curriculum is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Upon graduation and future work experience, students may obtain ASE Technician certifications in eight automotive areas and may include their shop hours towards these certifications. Tech Prep articulation agreements with several existing colleges allow Bristol-Plymouth students to earn college credit for coursework completed in the Automotive Technology Program. Bristol-Plymouth is also a member of the Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES).

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