155 Ayers Street, Barre VT 05641

Phone: (802)-476-6237

Fax: (802)-476-4045

What We Do

Automotive Technology provides an introduction to and training in the automotive service industry. Areas of concentration include: steering and suspension, brake systems, electronics and engine performance and General Service Technician Training. Students will learn the proper repair and maintenance procedures to service automobiles and light trucks. Instruction includes the proper use of power and hand tools, and an introduction to welding skills.



Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.

- S/P2 Mechanical Safety Certification

- Mechanical and Light Duty Repair (MLR) ASE Certification

- Valvoline U Oil Certification

- Snap-On Multimeter Certification


Vermont Proficiency-Based Graduation Indicators

While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students in this program will be trained and assessed on the following high school-level academic proficiencies using the following indicators from Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements. CVCC is currently in the process of aligning additional proficiency indicators for literacy and other academic areas; contact the Instructor for updates and more information. For more information about Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website here.

- Math: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1f, 1e, 2b, 2c, 3b, 3g, 4d, 5h, 5j, 5l, 5n, 5m

- Science: 1b, 1e, 1k, 2c, 2d, 2e, 8e, 8i, 8j



Automotive Technology Students use this industry-recognized text, although others might be throughout over the year.

- Electude Automotive E-Learning (http://www.electude.com)


Recommended Reading Level

Textbooks and the majority of class texts in this course are written at the following grade level. The first number correlates to the grade level and the decimal refers to the monthly progress throughout the year. For example, an 11.3 would translate to an “11th grade reading level, approximately 3 months into the school year.”

 - 11.3 (Electude Automotive E-Learning)


Recommended Math Skills

Successful students in this program should expect to master these math skills. Previous preparation and training in these areas are critical for academic success in this program.

- Reading a micrometer (digital and gauge)

- Metric system

- Fractions, decimals, percentages

- Ratios and proportions

- Ohm’s Law and Pascal’s Law (note: the use of these two laws require the

ability to work with formulas, such as E=I x R, for different needs)

- Measurement

- Basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)


CVCC Safety Exam

Every CVCC Program begins the year with a Safety Exam. Students are required to pass this safety exam before they can participate in program lab settings. For more information about these exams, contact the CVCC School Counseling Coordinator.

 - S/P2 Mechanical Repair Safety Certification

Instructor Information

Instructor: Stephen McKinstry


Phone: (802).476.6237 ext. 1176

Phone (customer line): (802).476.3634

The Central Vermont Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color,

national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status in

admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

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Vermont Tech Community College of Vermont
Culinary Institute of America New England Culinary Institute Allen Lumber Paul Mitchell Vermont Works for Women Adobe Cody Chevrolet 802 Toyota

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