Introduction to Automotive Technology
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