Program Outcome

 
A student successfully completing this program will be able to do the following:
 
  • Communicate using proper technical terms and descriptions. 
  • Maintain a safe working environment for themselves and others.
  • Understand the behavior and principles that govern automotive electrical circuits. 
  • Troubleshoot automotive circuits using available information.
  • Read and comprehend schematic diagrams. 
  • Use mathematics in measuring, analyzing, and estimating tasks.
  • Demonstrate ASE certification skills Brakes, Suspension and Steering Systems. 
  • Demonstrate basic skills in oxyacetylene, MIG, TIG, and electric arc welding.
  • Perform Wheel Alignments for both two-wheel and four-wheel application. 
  • Perform service work in tire changing and wheel balancing.
  • Exhibit a high standard of ethics in the workplace. 
  • Effectively communicate with others using written and oral modes.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively on larger repair projects.
  • Follow verbal instruction on processes and repair procedures. 
  • Document repair procedures and costs by using a repair order system.
  • Understand the principles of electrical circuits and test equipment. 
  • Understand a variety of social, economic, and cultural operatives.
  • Understand the principles of basic automotive electronic components. 
  • Select and use appropriate automotive electronic diagnostic equipment.
  • Diagnose and repair fuel and emission systems. 
  • Diagnose and repair computerized engine controls.
  • Perform major engine service including diagnostics, repair, and assembly. 
  • Diagnose and repair automatic transmissions.
  • Diagnose and repair power trains, including manual shift transmissions. 
  • Pass the Maine State Motor Vehicle Inspection exam.
  • Understand how the laws of the Clean Air Act pertain to the profession. 
  • Understand heating and air-conditioning principles in automotive vehicles.