Automotive Technology

INSTRUCTOR: David Giroux;



Automotive Technology I and II

The two-year Automotive Technology program at R10 Tech is designed to prepare students for entry into one of many possible careers in the automobile industry.  National standards for the program are set by Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) and their educational branch the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (N.A.T.E.F.).  Students with all levels of previous mechanical experience are given the opportunity to learn and advance their skills and knowledge in the diagnosing and repair of vehicles.  Simple tasks to complex computer systems are covered.  Classroom training and hands-on shop work are used.  Tools and equipment are provided.  Job placement in a repair facility or other related fields of employment are very common.  The demand for skilled employees is high and the pay is excellent.  Attention to details and a desire to learn are key to student success in the program. 


A student attending Automotive Technology for two years who puts in a reasonable effort and maintains acceptable attendance will know basic automotive theory, diagnostic methods and acceptable shop practices, and be able to do entry level diagnosis and repair of all eight major vehicle systems in modern automobiles.  Students will be prepared for entry level employment in the automotive field or be ready to transition into further training at a post-secondary school. 

CURRICULUM CONTENT                       

•  Intro to the Automotive Industry

•  Tools and Equipment

•  Safety and Pollution Prevention

•  Maine State Inspection

•  Professional Portfolio

•  OSHA Ten-Hour class 


•  Steering and Suspension

•  Brakes

•  Electrical and Electronic Systems

•  Engine Performance



•  Engine Repair

•  Automatic Transmission & Transaxle

•  Manual Drivetrain and Axles

•  Heating and Air Conditioning

TEXT BOOK USED: Electude Automotive eLearning


Maine Certified Industry Standards (CIP 47.0604)



  • Brunswick High School- Awards ½ credit/year for academic Math Credit. (1 credit for 2 years)
  • Freeport High School- Awards ½ credit/year for academic Science Credit. (1 credit for 2 years)
  • Harpswell Coastal Academy- Fulfills career preparation requirement.