Automotive Diagnostics Engineering

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1 Year Program

Thinking about making automotive a part of your future?  Whether you want it as part of a future career or just to expand your working knowledge, UTC has the program for you!

UTC has two, one-year programs: Automotive Diagnostics and Automotive Suspension & Control Systems.  Both courses include rigorous classroom instruction and a complete lab experience based on the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.  Juniors, sign up early for the opportunity to work at a dealership as part of your training through the Automotive Youth Education System (AYES).   College credit may also be a part of both courses. For further information click here.

Automotive Diagnostics is an exciting one year program that emphasizes electrical/electronics and engine performance. Some of the components covered in class are as follows:  basic electrical/electronics repair, reading and interpreting wiring diagrams, general engine diagnosis, diagnosis and repair of ignition systems, fuel, air induction, and emission control systems and much more will be covered during the school year.

Career Paths:  Automotive Diagnostic Tech, Electrical-Mechanical-design Engineering, Auto Sales and Service

3 high school credits for each year and college credits while still in high school

Articulation Agreements:

  • Central Maine Community College – Intro to Automotive Technology; AUT-100  –  1 credit
  • Southern Maine Community College – Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair; AUT 11  –  3 credits
  • Southern Maine Community College – Electricity & Electronics 1;AUT-105  –  4 credits
  • Southern Maine Community College – Intro to Engine Repair & Performance; AUT 206  –  4 credits
  • Washington County Community College – Engine Performance 1; MET-123
  • Washington County Community College – Electrical/Electronic System 1; MET-114
  • Universal Technical Institute – Maximum of 4 MTP courses may be challenged
  • Northern Maine Community College – Occupational Safety; SAE-117  –  1 credit

Dual Enrollments Agreements:

  • Central Maine Community College – Electrical Systems 1; AUT-150  –  3 credits
  • Central Maine Community College – Engine Performance 1; AUT-170  –  3 credits
  • Northern Maine Community College – Occupational Safety; SAE-117  –  1 credit

For a complete list of the Program of Studies Agreements, please click here.

National/State Certifications/Licenses

  • Preparation for ASE Certification Exam
  • Preparation for Maine Motor Vehicle Inspection License Exam
  • OSHA-10 Hour General Industry Safety & Health Certificate
  • Ford AAA Troubleshooting Contest

Colleges and post secondary programs affiliated with this program include but are not limited to the following:

  • Eastern Maine Community College
  • Central Maine Community College
  • Northern Maine Community College
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Washington County Community College
  • University of Southern Maine
  • Apprenticeships
  • AYES


Prerequisites Academic Courses:·

  • Algebra 1
  • Ability to read, comprehend, & write at a high school level




Paul Jones

Phone:  (207) 942-5296 Fax:  (207) 942-0776 Email:  pjones If you need to email a staff ... MORE



This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm.


This course is held at United Technologies Center .

Other Information

Course ID: AUD