Automotive Technology Program Overview

  • The Automotive Technology Program is designed to prepare students for employment opportunities in the automotive industry. Upon completion this program, students are knowledgeable in all entry-level skills necessary to repair vehicles in any modern auto repair facility.

    A selection of the many skills learned includes, but is not limited to: engine repair and performance, electrical systems, heating, air conditioning, brakes, suspension, and the transaxle. Students are instructed on state emissions requirements and testing of today's complex automobiles with state-of-the-art dynamometer and electronic equipment.

    Graduates of this program are prepared to secure employment in a wide variety of occupations in the automotive industry.

Diman Automotive Technology Program

Announcements

  • Diman Advisory Board Seeks Your Help

    We want you to join the Diman family. While we're proud of our vocational programs and their ability to turn young men and women into skilled members of the community, we can't maintain that level of quality without the help of industry professionals. Please consider joining our Vocational Advisory Board, where you will help steer our vocational programs and students toward future success. Learn more and apply here.

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Skills & Careers

  • Students graduating from Diman have a variety of job options open to them. Below is a partial list of jobs Diman grads from this program are qualified for, depending on their level of education.

    Diman Diploma 2 Year College 4 Year College
    • Entry level auto service technician
    • Service writer
    • Parts department
    • Dealership employment
    • Technical salesperson
    • Automotive design engineering
    • Diesel engineering technician
    • Service manager
    • General manager
    • Engineering technician
    • Research and development technician
    • Automotive design engineer
    • College instructor
    • Mechanical engineer
    • Manufacturing engineer
    • Insurance underwriter
    • Research and development engineer

    Skills & Skill Areas

    • Automotive Trade Orientation
    • Servicing Lube Points/Filter Levels
    • Servicing Tires
    • Inspecting/Repairing Exhaust System
    • Maintaining/Servicing the Cooling System
    • Maintaining Engine Electrical System
    • Servicing Brake System
    • Servicing Steering/Front Suspension
    • Servicing Heating/Air Conditioning System
    • Servicing Engine Fuel System
    • Servicing Options/Accessories
    • Maintaining/Repairing Engines
    • Maintaining/Servicing Manual Transmission/Clutch Components
    • Maintaining/Servicing Automatic Transmission System
    • Maintaining/Servicing Differential
    • Driveline
    • Servicing the Electronics System
    • Servicing Automotive Electrical System

In the News

  • Retooled: Diman adapting to challenges of learning trades remotely

    In this time of distance teaching and learning, trade shops at vocational schools face, perhaps, the greatest challenge. They, as well as many other shops offered at vocational schools, focus heavily on students working with tools and on machines. But with students, due to the COVID-19 crisis, locked out of the building and physically separated from their teachers, hands-on learning has largely been taken out of the educational equation. (5/18/20)

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  • Car Donated to Diman

    Students in the automotive technology program at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School (DRVTHS) have another tool at their disposal, one that will allow them to learn about and train with new technologies that they’re likely to encounter in future employment. That new tool is a 2015 Ford Focus 5-DR Hatchback SE, which was donated by First Ford in Fall River. (6/18/19)

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  • Diman students rolling into the future with energy-efficient car project

    Diman students have been working, long distance, with students at the University of Alabama to create an energy-efficient Camaro. (9/29/16)

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  • Diman leaders mourn death of Fall River student

    An 18-year-old Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School student succumbed to injuries he suffered two months ago in a head-on motorcycle crash, leaving staff and students deeply distraught, officials said. (8/1/2014)

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  • Diman students prep for state Auto Skills competition

    Alex Dorais and Robert Sampson both wore goggles as they peered into the engine compartment of one of the latest vehicles to roll into the automotive technology shop at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School last Thursday morning. (4/27/2015)

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