Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education.
The MARESA/NMU CTE Automotive program offers a half step toward the college atmosphere applicable to most any post-secondary context, curriculum in alignment with an affordable college degree - available locally, skills training targeted toward entry level employment, hands-on experience with modern technology and industry specific equipment, and a chance to try something new!
Who Can Attend
This class is typically available to students in grades 11 - 12.
Students attend class made up of other Marquette and Alger County high school & homeschool students at NMU’s Jacobetti Complex from 12:30 - 2:30.
Prerequisites: Helpful attributes and abilities to have are good math skills and excellent attendance
What to do next?
Knowledge & Skills
- Workplace safety
- Employability practices
- Logical problem solving
- Precision measurement
- Electrical diagnostics
Diagnosis & Engine Repair Skills
- Suspension and alignment
- Manual drivelines and axles
- Electrical and electronic systems
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
- Automatic transmissions/transaxles
- Proper engine performance
- Mining operations
- Heavy (diesel) equipment
- Automotive manufacturing
- Auto parts sales
- Performance racing industries
- Manufacturer specific dealerships
- Independent repair facilities
- Specialty service providers
- Fleet maintenance and repair facilities
NMU's Jacobetti Complex
2296 Sugar Loaf Ave
Marquette, MI 49855
Purpose of Automotive Program
The fundamental purpose of the MARESA/NMU CTE Automotive program is to provide students an opportunity they cannot otherwise gain elsewhere, to support the sustainability of our communities by introducing youth to career pathways, to provide a rigorous educational offering that facilitates students in being career and college ready, and to positively impact students’ lives now and in the future.
The automotive technology instructor is ASE Master Technician certified (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) and the program is ASE accredited.