Automotive

The field of automotive repair employs over 50,000 people in the state of Massachusetts alone. Opportunities exist for qualified automotive technicians in both dealerships and service-shops.  The Automotive shop, staffed by two ASE Master Certified instructors, is equipped with the latest technology and equipment to keep students current with current trends and practices in the automotive field.  Recent upgrades to the automotive shop include four new auto lifts, new tire changing and balancing machines, an alignment rack, and full sets of Snap-On hand-tools for student use.  A blend of classroom time, working on trainers, and performing repairs on “live” work in our garage, prepares students for both further education and immediate entry into the job-force.

 

FACULTY:

Mr. Curley                    jcurley@mccanntech.org     

Mr. McCarron             mmcarron@mcanntech.org

For information on labor market trends and job outlooks in the Automotive field click here.

CAREER PLACEMENTS

  • Bedard Brothers
  • Country Concrete
  • Dean's Auto Repair
  • Greylock Automotive
  • Mister Tire
  • Ronnie's Cycle 

COLLEGE PLACEMENTS

  • Baran Institute of Technology
  • Berkshire Community College
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • Ohio Technical College
  • University of Northwestern Ohio

Course Content

Grade 9

Foundations and Safety

Engine Repair

Automatic Transmission and Trans-axle (overview and operation) 

Manual Drive-train and Axles  (overview and operation)   

Grade 10

Suspension and Steering

Brakes

Electrical and Electronic Systems

Heating and Air Conditioning

Engine Performance

Grade 11

Senior Projects

Meter Usage and Circuit Diagnosis

Hydraulic and Power Brakes

Wheel Bearing Systems

Body Electrical Systems

Suspension Servicing

Grade 12

Spark Ignition 

Engine lubrication

Engine cooling

Ignition Systems

Gasoline Fuel systems

On-Board diagnostics

Induction and Exhaust

Emission Controls

 Alternative Fuels

Automotive Request for Repairs Form