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Automotive Technology

The Department of Automotive Technology offers programs that are underwritten by four major automotive brands (BMW, JEEP/Chrysler, General Motors, Toyota-Lexus), providing students with in-depth, product-specific automotive technology programs. MassBay’s Automotive Technology Center in Ashland offers training on the most advanced diagnostic equipment and new cars in one of the premier automotive training centers in the New England region. 

Students have the opportunity to work in the real world and earn a real paycheck while in school through the paid Co-operative Education program. MassBay’s automotive program has a 99% placement rate of graduates into full-time jobs by graduation.


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Automotive Programs

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MassBay Automotive GM ASEP Program


Degree & Certificate Programs

Our Associate Degree Programs are 21 month programs taught by our ASE Master certified Automotive Faculty.  Combined our faculty brings you 179 of years of automotive experience.  Each member has been manufacturer trained and certified so that we can deliver the best automotive program possible to you.


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Co-Operative Education  

With our automotive program you have the chance to earn money while learning.  Students have the potential to earn anywhere between $4,000 and $16,000 during their co-op.


The different co-op programs are as follows:


BMW & Toyota  

    -Toyota - Summer (last semester the program ran 8 weeks)*

    -BMW - Summer*

Chrysler & General Motors  

    -1st 12 weeks are spent at Ashland Technology Center and Framingham Campus

    -2nd 12 weeks are spent at a sponsoring dealership*

The 2-12 week rotations continue four times


*In order to be accepted by a sponsoring dealership you must have a valid driving license and your driving record is subject to dealer review

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BMW Service Technician Education Programs

General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program

Toyota Technician Training & Education Network — an automotive technician training program

MOPAR CAP Career Automotive Program. Earn While You Learn.

Apply for the Massachusetts Automobile Dealers Automotive Technician Scholarship Program

Community Education Program - Automotive Damage Appraisal Course

Take the first step to becoming an Auto Damage Appraiser in Massachusetts through this 10-week course, approved by the Massachusetts Division of Insurance.

Designed for claims professionals, auto body technicians and others, students will be trained for the Massachusetts Automobile Damage Appraisers License Examination. The course includes in-depth discussion of insurance regulations, policy arbitration, and work completion forms, use of Flat Rate Manuals, collision diagnosis, cost estimation and preparation of written estimates.

Spring 2018: Certified Damage Appraisal runs from Feb. 27 to May 10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm. No classes March 13 and 15th. Price: $550.

Automotive Damage Appraisal Course Flyer

Damage Appraisal Course