Automotive

Automotive

Course Description

The NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) Master Certified Program is where you learn the full range of diagnostic techniques necessary to be a proficient technician. You’ll be involved with everything from new car preparation to engine and transmission work. In addition, you’ll gain insight and experience with complex automotive computer systems. Using such state­-of­-the­-art technology, well ­trained technicians quickly go to the heart of the problem, applying their skills and giving greater customer satisfaction in terms of time, workmanship, and money. Automotive students are trained in: safety orientation, the use of hand tools, the use of power tools, basics of vehicle maintenance, service and repair of tires and brakes, engine fundamentals, suspension and alignment, tune­-up, emission control, drive lines, and electrical/electronic systems.

Instructors

Scott Kessell (Dept. Head)
skessell@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 125
Shaun Hennessy
shennessy@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 126
Daniel Packard
dpackard@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 477
Freshmen
The program prepares the students to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles.

Skills: Basic car care | Introduction to Automotive industry | Hand Tools | Car systems | Workshop Safety Procedures | Fasteners and Fittings | Precision Measurements

Sophomore
Topics include: Pressure test, service hoses, service belts, replace radiator/heater core, service thermal switches, freeze plugs, electric fan and clutch; Brake system: inspect brake system, replace brake shoes, replace disc brake pads, adjust and resurface brakes (drums and rotors), service emergency brake, service hydraulic system, flush hydraulic brake system, bleed hydraulic brakes, test/repair brake warning light, test/service anti­-skid brake system.

Skills: Tires | Brakes | Steering/Suspension | Workshop Safety Procedures | Tire Technology | Brake Service | Steering and Suspension Services

Juniors
Hands on study of automotive systems including: engine electrical system, steering and front suspension, automotive electrical system, servicing engine fuel system, auto choke system.

Skills: Alignments Ignition systems | Fuel systems | Cooling System | Introduction to Automotive Electricity/Electronics | Safety

Seniors
The study of automotive systems including, automatic transmission system, differential and driveline, emission control system; electronic system, service heating/air­conditioning system, maintaining/repairing engines, maintaining/servicing manual transmission & clutch components.

Skills: Drivetrains | OBD 2 | Safety | Advance Study of Automotive Electricity/Electronics | Engine | Blueprinting and Construction of Engines

Local Employers

Atlantic Tire & Alignment Audi Norwell Best Chevrolet
Bruce’s Auto Service Delta Airlines Gillette – Proctor & Gamble
McLaughlin Chevrolet Prime Motor Group – Buick & GMC Quirk Motor Group
Sullivan Tire & Auto Volvo Village of Norwell