Automotive Technology Degree Program

Associate Degree

Career Possibilities

  • Auto Mechanic
  • Service Writer
  • Parts Store Manager

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Program Overview

The Automotive associate degree program allows you to gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on training in automotive repair, using the latest diagnostic, service, and repair techniques. Our program adheres to NATEF and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) curriculum standards, preparing students for entry-level employment in the $60 billion automotive repair industry.

Automotive Schools, Automotive Technology Degree Program

Now offering a Certificate and Associate Degree progam in the automotive field.

Get your certificate:

Quick:  Finish our five quarter program in just 50 weeks.

Affordable:  Our program is among the lowest-cost Automotive programs in New England, with additional scholarships and grants available.

Hands-On:  Learn in state-of-the-art labs and classrooms with the most up-to-date tools and technologies, from professionals with vast experience in the field.

Credit Toward Your College Degree:  All classes and credits can be carried over to our Associate Degree program.

Get your degree:

No Additional Cost:  Once you complete your Certificate, you will only need to finish one more quarter to attain your Associate Degree.

The final quarter will come at no additional cost to you!

Flexible:  Once you receive your Certificate, you're prepared to start working in the field immediately, or you can take one more quarter to finish your Associate Degree.  You have the option to finish your degree when it's convenient for you.

Advance in the Field:  Getting your Associate Degree will increase your earning potential, open doors and create more opportunities for advancement in the automotive industry.

 

 

 

 

 

Associate in Science Degree

 

The automotive school at New England Tech offers an automotive repair-training program that provides students in-depth study and hands-on training using the same diagnostic, service, and repair trends as used in the automotive industry. 

Students study the design, mechanics, and servicing techniques of the many complex systems and components of today's cars, SUV’s and light trucks.

• ABS and braking
• Air conditioning
• Computer control systems (OBD, ECM, BCM, TPMS, SRS, TCS, ABS…)
• Computerized engine controls
• Diesel vehicle systems
• Drivetrain components
• Electrical systems and components
• Emission & EGR systems
• Engine accessory systems (power steering, water pump, belts…)
• Engine construction and design
• Fuel delivery systems
• Fuel efficiency
• Heating and cooling
• Hybrid vehicle systems
• Maintenance and servicing procedures
• Steering and suspension
• Transmission, transfer case, transaxle
• Wheel alignment, and drivability

New England Tech adheres to the latest industry service and repair standards, uses many of the same tools and diagnostic equipment in our labs that our graduates will use when they enter the trade, and adheres to the curriculum standards established by NATEF and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

New England Institute of Technology participates in the Ford Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) program which includes Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) in the following areas: Electrical Systems, Climate Control, Brake Systems, Steering & Suspension, Tire, Chassis & Maintenance.  Upon graduation, students will have completed the necessary requirements for the Ford MLR certification. 

Automotive Technology prepare students for careers in the $60B automotive service and repair industry.  Graduating students are trained for entry-to-industry level employment and are technically capable of offering the skills today’s hiring companies are looking for.

Upon completion, students can continue their studies for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Automotive Service Management or Business Management degrees - an option rarely found in other automotive schools.


“Today’s automotive technicians aren’t mechanics, they’re skilled computer technicians. New England Tech graduates have more hands-on experience and the technical skills we look for when hiring employees.”
Steve Guyette, Service Manager - Balise Automotive Group, Warwick, RI

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Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes

Program Mission Statement:
The mission of both the Automotive (AUT) and the Advanced Automotive Technology programs (AAUT) are to create entry-level automotive technicians, prepared for employment in new vehicle automobile dealerships, independent automotive repair businesses, fleet service & repair centers, and car rental companies. Through participation in classroom, hands-on, and lab activities, students will gain the knowledge and experiences necessary to obtain an Associate in of Science degree. This will enable them to pursue employment at an entry level in the automotive repair industry, allow acceptance into an  advanced-level training program, and lay the foundation for future progression into a management discipline, if so desired.

Program Goals:
1. The AUT & AAUT programs will provide students with the necessary experiences to become employable in the automotive repair industry at an entry level.
2. The AUT & AAUT programs will provide students with the necessary hands-on and/or lab activities, according to the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards, to prepare students for the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams.
3. The AUT and AAUT programs will strive to instill in students a professional work ethic.
4. The AUT and AAUT programs will provide students the knowledge of workplace hazards and occupational safety ,enabling them to work safely within the automotive industry.

Program Outcomes:
Students successfully completing the Automotive or Advanced Automotive training programs will be able to:
1. Perform basic automobile engine diagnosis through the use of vacuum testing, compression testing, and cylinder leakage testing. Assessments will be accomplished through lab worksheets and/or hands-on exercises.
2. Perform basic electrical system diagnosis and testing on vehicle lighting, starting, and charging systems. Assessments will be accomplished through lab worksheets and/or hands-on exercises.
3. Perform front-end  and four-wheel vehicle alignments and repairs on vehicle suspension systems, utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art alignment equipment. Assessments will be accomplished through lab worksheets and/or hands-on exercises.
4. Repair all types of light vehicle tires and wheels. Assessments will be accomplished through lab worksheets and/or hands-on exercises..
5. Perform drivability diagnosis and repairs to autobmobile fuel, ignition, and emission systems. Assessments will be accomplished through lab worksheets and/or hands-on exercises.
6. Diagnose and repair manual and automatic transmission shifting and performance concerns. Assessments will be accomplished through lab worksheets and/or hands-on exercises. 7. Recover, recycle, and recharge automotive air conditioning systems in accordance with EPA regulations. Assessments will be accomplished through lab worksheets and/or hands-on exercises.
8. Diagnose,  and repair automotive engine cooling system concerns and replace water pumps, thermostats, accessory drive belts and other cooling system components. Assessments will be accomplished through lab worksheets and/or hands-on exercises..
9. Perform automotive drum and disc brake system diagnosis, repairs and replacement of component parts in accordance with current industry standards for automobile service  standards. Assessments will be accomplished through lab worksheets and/or hands-on exercises.

Associate in Science Degree

  • TT 105 Introduction to Transportation Technology
  • AUT 103 Automotive Engines
  • AUT 104 Automotive Engines Lab
  • AUT 196 Suspension and Steering
  • AUT 197 Suspension and Steering Lab
  • AUT 105 Automotive Electricity and Electronics
  • AUT 106 Automotive Electricity and Electronics Lab
  • AUT 114 Oxy and Electric Welding and Cutting
  • AUT 198 Automotive Brakes
  • AUT 199 Automotive Brakes Lab
  • AUT 209 Automotive Fuel and Ignition Systems
  • AUT 210 Automotive Fuel and Ignition Systems Lab
  • AUT 275 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
  • EN 108 Transportation Industry Service Procedures
  • AUT 221 Automotive Engine Performance Diagnosis
  • AUT 222 Automotive Engine Performance Diagnosis Lab
  • AUT 277 Vehicle Service Practices with Career Preparation 1
  • MA 108 Transportation Industry Materials and Quantities
  • AUT 215 Automotive Powertrains
  • AUT 219 Automotive Powertrains Lab
  • HU 288 NASCAR and the American Car Racing Industry
  • EN 102 Critical Thinking and College Writing
  • HU 242 The Automobile and American Culture
  • BU 236 Small Business and the Law
  • AUT 251 Internship/Practical Experience

Intersession

  • PHY 126 Applied Physics and Lab
  • HU 242 The Automobile and American Culture
  • BU 236 Small Businesses and the Law
  • AUT 299 Automotive Service Industry Preparation II

Intersession

  • PHY 126 Applied Physics and Lab
  • HU 242 The Automobile and the American Culture
  • BU 236 Small Business and the Law
  • IT 111 Introduction to Information
  • MGM 130 Accounting Fundamentals

Intersession

  • MA 200 Applied Math for Business
  • HU 242 The Automobile and American Culture
  • BU 236 Small Business and the Law
  • PHY 126 Applied Physics and Lab
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