PLEASE READ: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Great Bay’s ability to offer courses in this program during the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters at the Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Center in Rochester, NH. Because of these delays and the need to finish up the current cohort of students in the program, we are not able to accept new students with no prior automotive experience into the program for the Fall 2020 semester like we normally would. The next opportunity to enter the program for students without prior automotive experience will be for the Fall 2021 semester. There are some Fall 2020 seats available for students who qualify for credit for prior learning to enter the second semester’s classes (AUTO 120G and 130G). If you have prior automotive industry work experience, automotive college coursework, or high school experience in an automotive Career Technical Education program, you might qualify for advanced placement via credit for prior learning.
To learn more about credit for prior learning for the Automotive Technology program, contact Admissions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-427-7632.
The goal of this program is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required for entry-level technicians performing inspection, diagnostics, maintenance and repair on automobiles and light trucks. Students will use investigative skills as they learn to locate problems, use a variety of power tools as well as hand tools and diagnostic tools as they work on parts, and work with technical reference materials. Applied math and computer skills are incorporated throughout the curriculum. Students will prepare for Student Certification ASE exams in some areas and entry level employment in the field. This program will be offered evenings at the Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Center in Rochester NH, and can be completed in three semesters.
Why Great Bay?
- Classes start in the fall and successful students area career-ready in the summer.
- Classes are conveniently held three evenings per week.
- The Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Center in Rochester, New Hampshire completed a total renovation in 2019.
- Applicants may qualify for advanced placement through a Credit for Prior Learning / Experiential Learning Assessment.
- Certified Technician
- Line Technician
- Performance Tuner
- Import Technician
- Parts Manager
- Service Manager