Suggested Elective Courses: Welding, Accounting, Environmental Science, Engineering Design, Accounting, Business Entrepreneurship, Marketing Essentials, Trigonometry, Physics. 

Instructor: Andrew Wessner

Contact: / 401-822-9499;167

Automotive, Marine and Diesel Technology

The Automotive, Marine and Diesel Technology program falls under the transportation, distribution, and logistics cluster which focuses on the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water. Career pathways include but are not limited to the following: Automotive Body and Related Repairers, Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Automotive Service Technician, Automobile/Truck Mechanics, Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair, Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists and Aerospace Engineer.

The automotive program is accredited by the National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation (NATEF) and implements the NATEF curriculum for Automotive Technology through CDX web based online curriculum.   Practical theory and applied learning combine to reinforce concepts in foundational skills to more advanced concepts and core proficiencies.  Students receive safety training in Safety Prevention and Pollution and practice their skills through experiential learning in our fully operational automotive shop.

Students can earn the following certifications:

  • Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS)
  • Safety, Prevention, and Pollution 2 (SP2)
  • Automotive Service Excellence  (ASE)

Students who successfully complete the Automotive program will receive a math related credit for their fourth year required math in addition to an automotive elective credit.

Suggested elective courses: For a complete list of career specialties and occupations go to: