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Automotive Technology

Program Description

Pathfinder's Automotive Technology Program provides students with the basic skills needed to meet the standards of many different types of careers available in the automotive industry. Upon completion, students are expected to earn their student ASE certifications in Automotive Technology.  Students participate in rigorous classroom training and use learned theoretical skills for hands on work in our licensed repair automotive facility. This combination of classroom and shop training prepares our students for the demanding jobs available today, and most importantly, tomorrow.

Skill's you'll learn:

    • Student's will learn how to diagnose & repair automotive vehicles.
    • Student's will also learn all aspects of how to operate and run the front end of an automotive business.
Hands on projects:
    • Hands on projects will be completed in all eight areas of NATEF - engine
    • Engine Performance
    • Electronics
    • A/C and Heating
    • Automatic Transmission
    • Manual Transmission
    • Suspension and Steering
    • Brake Systems
Service Pathway
Automotive Technology
  • Paul Bouthiller
  • Stanley Stachura
  • Joel Martel
  • Student ASE Certification
  • OSHA 10 hour Certification
  • NC3 Meter Certification
Technical and Professional Careers
Direct Entry into Workforce
  • Auto Salesperson
  • Parts Counter Person
  • Vehicle Inspector
  • Accessory/Aftermarket Installer
  • Automotive Technician
Starting Salary $30,000
  • Certified Automotive Technician
  • Diesel Technician
  • Shop Foreman
  • Automobile Restorer
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
Starting Salary $45,000
University Degree
  • Specialized Service Technician
  • Shop/Business Owner
  • Automotive Instructor
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Sustainability Integration Expert
Starting Salary $70,000