Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology


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Instructor: Damon Jillson

djillson@orangesouthwest.org

802-728-9595 ext. 412

The Automotive Technology program gives students the opportunity to prepare for work or further study in the automotive field. The curriculum of classroom and hands-on learning reflects both the Vermont Auto Dealers’ Association standards and Vermont’s Framework of Standards. Students gain entry-level experience and specialized training through cooperative education and earn their state inspection certificate.

College Credit and Industry Certifications: Students completing the program earn three college credits at New Hampshire Community College for the course Auto 111, Introduction to Automobile Services. Students may also test for their Vermont Department of Motor Vehicle Inspection certification.

After the Program: Graduates are prepared to enter a two- or four-year college program, or to accept jobs as automotive technicians, service managers, service advisors, or parts managers. Past graduates have attended Vermont Technical College, New Hampshire Technical College, Wyoming Technical College, Ohio Tech, and Universal Technical Institute, among other higher education institutions.

Interests and Attitudes: Students applying for the program should have a strong interest in mechanics; a desire to learn in an applied and active environment; and be willing to work with others as part of a team. They should also be able to accept feedback from their instructor and have an ability to demonstrate their thoughts and learning through speaking and writing.