Automotive Technology


Year I Instructor: 

John Carmichael

Year II Instructor:
Paul Fearon

Emails:
carmij@portlandschools.org
fearop@portlandschools.org

Auto Tech



Auto Tech



Auto Tech



Auto Tech



Auto Tech

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 postsecondary education are major goals.

Curriculum:
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, SP Breaks, Tires, Steering & Suspension, State Inspection, Engine Performance, Electricity, Ford AAA, Skills USA

 
Certifications:
NATEF Certification
Maine State Certification/ State Inspection Certification
Valvoline Oil Certification
SP2 Safety Certification
ASE Student Certifications

 

Statewide Articulation Agreements:
Central Maine Community College: Aut-100 (1 credit) & Aut-150 (3 credits)
Eastern Maine Community College: Ata-110 (3 credits)
Northern Maine Community College: Aut-109 (1 credit) & Aut-115 (3 credits)
Southern Maine Community College: Aut-100 (1 credit) & Aut-155 (4 credits)
Washington County Community College: MET-114 (1 credit) & MET-103 (2 credits)
University of Northwestern Ohio

 

Articulation Agreements:
Central Maine Community College: Aut-100, Aut-110, Aut-120 & Aut-200
Southern Maine Community College: Auto-101, Auto-102, Auto-111, Auto-116 &Auto-155 


Career Opportunities:
Automotive Technician
Diesel Technician
Brake Specialist
Service Writer
Parts Specialist
Aviation Technician

Requirements:
Long Pants
Closed Toe Leather Shoes