• Introduction to Automotive Technology 


    Course Information

    Start Date: September 20, 2021

    End Date: January 12, 2022

    Classes are Mondays through Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 4 hours online each week


    The student will learn practical training in the following technical areas: basic shop safety, review of hand and power tools and equipment, basic vehicle electrical safety, introduction to vehicle diagnostics, introduction to brakes, basic vehicle maintenance, introduction to the auto business - accountability, quality and how mechanics are paid. Theory will be covered in the classroom and students will work on donated and customer vehicles in the shop.

    This is a 300 hours introductory course designed to prepare graduates for an entry-level job as an Automotive Technician.  This is supported by a MA Career Technical Initiative grant, and there is no cost to eligible participants. Eligibility determination and enrollment is done through the MassHire Career Center. 

    Certifications: SP/2 Automotive Services Safety and Pollution Safety, ASE 609 Air Conditioning Recycling Certification


    Call the MassHire Career Center at  978-722-7000 to sign up for a Zoom information session to find out more



    Training Eligibility Requirements

    Criteria  Yes or No  Comments
    High school diploma or HiSet? Yes  High school or GED
    Math grade level (estimate) 6th Grade Measurements and Formulas
    Reading grade level (estimate) 6th Grade Basic Code and Print Reading
    ELL ok or must be English moderately fluent? ELL Ok   
    Any physical requirements?  Yes Lifting 50lbs or more, climbing ladders, reaching and bending. 
    Mass Resident? Yes  
    Authorized to work in the US? Yes  
    Other requirements?  Yes  Drivers license, good driving record, unemployed or underemployed
ns s