Automotive Technology – Mazda Pathway
The Associate of Science degree in Automotive Technology – Mazda Pathway provides the technical training and academic course work needed to build a rewarding career.
Our two-year degree program features hands-on automotive lab experience working on actual automotive problems in a real shop atmosphere. This “live work” approach lets students apply skills by performing work on vehicles needing repair. High-tech training is grouped with course work that explores the operation of automotive systems and engine repair, including; electrical, brakes, steering and suspension, automatic and manual transmissions, heating and cooling, and engine performance. Along the way you will receive individual instruction from our experienced faculty and enjoy a small class size. All Instructors are ASE master certified with L1 Advanced diagnostic certification. As a graduate, you will be prepared to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) technician certification exam.
The Mazda Pathway: The Mazda Automotive Student Training (MAST) connects schools and students with Mazda dealers to create a Mazda-supported technician career path.
Ready to Experience the Best of Student Living
Housing is available for students just over the border in nearby Lowell, Massachusetts. Called the Edge Merrimack River, the housing offers roommate matching services and a choice of individually leased one, two, and four-bedroom floor plans with separate keyed bedrooms, modern stylistic finishes, and gourmet kitchens. Apartments are fully furnished and include all utilities except electricity. Edge Merrimack River also has amenities on site such as private study rooms, a clubhouse with games, and fitness center.
Attend one of our convenient info sessions: https://nashuacc.edu/admissions/information-sessions
Or contact an Enrollment Specialist for details, 603.578.8908, [email protected]
How to enroll in the Mazda Pathway (MAST)
Students enroll as an automotive student and go through the first semester with peers in the automotive technology program. As long as the student maintains a 2.5 GPA or higher, they begin the MAST pathway during the second semester.
During the spring semester, the MAST online training prepares students to become a Certified Technician before summer. Once they are a Certified Technician, the student is authorized to work in a Mazda dealership doing oil changes, tire rotation; and similar basic technician work.
- Summer Co-op: As a Certified Technician, the Automotive Technology – Mazda Pathway students will join a paid Mazda Internship the summer between their first and second year in the program.
- Fall, Senior Year: MAST students will take additional online, self-paced training modules like the first year. These will need to be completed by the end of the spring semester of their senior year to earn a Senior Technician status. MAST students will also complete specific hands-on tasks in their advanced electrical course this semester.
- Spring, Senior Year: MAST students will complete online, self-paced training modules, and additional hands-on tasks in their engine performance class.
First Year – Fall Semester
Internal Combustion Engine
Automotive Electricity & Wiring
Automotive Service & Maintenance
Total Credits: 4
MATH106N, MATH110N or MATH115N is recommended.
MATH106N or MATH115N is recommended for Certificates in Accounting and Spreadsheets
MATH103N recommended for Associate in Arts Degree in Communications
Includes CSCN, ELET MATH or BCPT courses for Associate in Science Degree in Computer Networking.
ECON201N/202N will satisfy the Quantitative Literacy elective for Associate in Arts Degree in English.
MATH106N or ECON202N is recommended for Associate in Arts Degree in Humanities.
MATH106N recommended for Associate in Science Degree in Nursing.
MATH106N, MATH110N, or MATH115N are recommended. HUMA230N, or HUMA109N recommended for Associate in Science Degree in Paralegal Studies.
First Year – Spring Semester
Automotive Suspension & Steering
Automotive Engine Performance I
Total Credits: 3
Automotive Technology Co-Op
Second Year – Fall Semester
Advanced Automotive Electricity & Electronics
Second Year – Spring Semester
Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning
Automotive Engine Repair: A Capstone Course
Behavioral Social Science or History/Political Science
Total Credits: 3
Humanities/Fine Arts or Global Awareness
Total Credits: 3
HUMAXXXN or PHIL109N
HUMA140N is recommended for Associate in Arts Degree in Communications
Any language recommended for Associate in Science Degree in Paralegal Studies.
Students are advised to meet with their advisor to make appropriate elective selections based on their career goals and to facilitate the broadest range of transferability.
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