About the Program...

Students can jumpstart a career in the highly competitive and technical automotive service industry by learning how to repair vehicle brakes, steering, suspension, electrical and engine systems.

Program Path

  • Year 1

    • Automotive I (Full Year Course)

  • Year 2

    • Automotive II (Full Year Course)

Running Start College Credits


  • EPA 609 MVAC

  • ASE Entry Level Technician

  • ALI Lift Safety

  • Valvoline Motor Oil

Topics of Study

Automotive I Topics of Study

  • Hand and power tool use and safety

  • General shop and automobile lift safety

  • Basic vehicle service tasks and oil change service

  • Engine operation

  • Brakes

  • Automotive electrical and Electronics

Automotive II Topics of Study

  • NH State inspection procedures

  • Steering and suspension repair

  • Wheel alignment

  • Engine related diagnostics

  • Live shop work environment procedures

Career Pathways

Career Path

  • Mechanic

  • Service Technician

  • Service Consultant

  • Automotive Sales Representative

  • Motorcycle Powersports Tech

  • Vehicle Inspector

  • Tow Truck Driver

  • Auto Body and Glass Repairers

College Path

  • Associate's in Automotive Service Technology

  • Bachelor's in Automotive Technology

  • Bachelor's in Automotive Management

College to Career Path

  • Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics

  • Heavy and Tractor–Trailer Truck Drivers

  • Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians

Meet the Educator

Mr. Bob Nienhouse


  • ASE Master Certified automobile technician


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Masters degree in Education

  • Advanced Certification in Advanced Engine Performance

Other Interests

  • In his spare time he enjoys working on motorcycles and equipment as well as operating amateur radio equipment and spending time with his family.

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