Automotive Science & Technology

HS Credits for 2 Year Program:
Year 1 – 3.0 Elective Credits
Year 2 – 2.0 Elective Credits and 1.0 Science Credit
VT Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements (PBGRs)​: BTC is currently in the process of
aligning PBGRs for Grade 11-12 Programs.
Industry Recognized Certifications:​ SP2: Mechanical Safety, Mechanical Pollution
Prevention, Ethics and you in the Automotive Industry, Land That Job: Interview Skills for
Automotive Students; ASE: Automotive Service E-Learning
College Credit:​ Qualified students can earn guaranteed admission status and up to six college
credits in the General Motors-Automotive Associate’s Degree Program at New Hampshire
Technical College (Laconia), six college credits at University of Northwestern Ohio.

Automotive Science and Technology is a two-year program that meets for just over two hours per day, five days per week. The rigorous curriculum is designed to prepare students for college and/or career opportunities. Common Core and National Science standards are an integral part of the automotive curriculum; subsequently, students study scientific principles as they’re applied to the design, operation and service of a modern automobile. Students will learn how engines work, troubleshoot common engine problems and fuel system issues, analyze and complete vehicle manufacture repair algorithms. Students disassemble a modern vehicle engine, use micrometers, dial indicators to measure engine components, build and test electrical circuits, complete basic vehicle maintenance procedures and operate machinery associated with lifting a car, changing / balancing wheels and performing wheel alignments. While a large percentage of graduates pursue further education and careers associated with the automotive industry, others have utilized the electro-mechanical knowledge and skills acquired in the program to begin successful careers in related areas such as: electrical/mechanical engineering, heating/ventilating, plumbing, industrial refrigeration and heavy equipment.

Following graduation, 80% of the students continue on to postsecondary education, including schools associated with vehicle manufacturers such as General Motors Automotive Education Program (GM ASEP), 15% go into the workforce with opportunities for advanced training and 5% enter the military.

Students have been accepted to the following schools: American International College, Carleton University, Champlain College, Franklin Pierce College, Vermont Technical College, Mount Hood Community College, New England Institute of Technology, New Hampshire Technical College, Stonehill College, University of Northwestern Ohio, University of Vermont.

Prerequisites/Recommended Skills:
Algebra and reading/writing at grade level for industry tests and manuals. Students who succeed in this program have a high attention to detail, a strong work ethic, and are capable of working both independently and as part of a team.

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