Automotive Technology

In Automotive Technology at Central Maine Community College, you can choose the “In-House Track” or the “Dealer TraX.” Both enable students to gain the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for success in the automotive industry.

The In-House Track allows individuals to remain fully on-campus, immersed in academic and lab experience. Dealer Trax students alternate between classroom and automotive lab training with paid, on-the-job experience.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

In-House Track

This program is designed to prepare highly skilled technicians for an ever-expanding and challenging automotive industry. The in-house track emphasizes electronic and other test equipment and the completion of work with industry standards.

Graduates are prepared to perform all NATEF (P-1) tasks to diagnose and repair:

  • Systems associated with automotive chassis components
  • Assemblies associated with automotive engine and power transmission systems
  • Components associated with any electrical and electronic control systems, as well as accessory ergonomic systems
DEALER TraX

Dealer TraX students alternate between classroom and automotive lab training with paid, on-the-job experience. This program is designed to prepare highly skilled technicians for an ever-expanding and challenging automotive industry.

Graduates are prepared to perform all NATEF (P-1) tasks to diagnose and repair:

  • Systems associated with automotive chassis components
  • Assemblies associated with automotive engine and power transmission systems
  • Components associated with any electrical and electronic control systems, as well as accessory ergonomic systems

Develop skills and knowledge pertaining to:

  • Computer controlled engine systems
  • Computer-managed diagnostics
  • Microelectronics
  • Complex pneumatic systems
  • Composite materials and hydraulics

 

GRADUATES MAY PURSUE CAREERS AS:

  • General Technicians
  • Front-End Alignment Specialists
  • Brake Specialists
  • Automatic Transmission Specialists

Alignment of program learning outcomes to courses in the program.

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