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.

- Earn Up to 3 College Credits through an Articulation Agreement with Lakes Region Community College.


Embedded Academic Credit Areas

For a student who successfully completes this program, the Vermont Agency of Education provides for the following credits. Additional academic credit may be available based on sending school policies.

 - 1 Science Credit

 - 5 Elective Credits



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

 - General Service Technician- Ron Haefner and Paul Leathers


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 (General Service Technician)


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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