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Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program is one of the most well equipped high school automotive technology facilities in New England. All courses are taught by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) approved instructors. ASE and NATEF curriculum and standards introduce students into the automotive trades through a series of tasks and competencies. Some of the tasks and competencies that are covered include basic tool handling, shop equipment, tool and personal safety, automotive maintenance, brake and suspension systems, engine performance, and electronic diagnostics. Students learn computerized diagnostic equipment, various hand and power tools as well as professionalism and business aspects of the automotive industry. Students participate in the management and operation of the automotive service area. Successful completion in this program of study will help students obtain their ASE certification.

In addition to mechanical aptitude, Automotive Technology students should possess good math and science skills and an interest in electronics and/or computer science. The rapid change in technology, including the increasing use of alternative fuels and advances in microchip technology, has created many job opportunities for qualified applicants. RSTA strongly encourages and supports young women to consider entering the interesting and ever-changing world of automotive technology.