Find your future now at MassBay Community College
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.
MECHANICAL & VARIABLE TIMING
& VALVETRAIN DIAGNOSTICS
Seminar offered by ATG Automotive Training Group. Held: Wed., Sept. 30–Thurs,. Oct 1. 6:30 pm–10 pm. Room 131, MassBay Ashland Campus 250 Eliot Street, Ashland, MA. Both evenings required. Cost: $199 for seminar, including manual. Mechanical timing problems have been around as long as the internal combustion engine, but more complex timing and valve train systems have flooded the market in the last decade. Now they’re showing up in your shop, and the stakes are high. What’s needed is a repeatable strategy
to avoid testing ‘everything’, and instead quickly eliminate possible causes. In this first class of our new ATG Import Series, we’ve finetuned this approach to include manufacturer-specific ATG Tips for quick solutions you’d spend hours discovering on your own.
- Hydraulic, Electronic & Magnetic Clutch VVT systems
- Variable lift & valve clearance faults
- Finding stretched/jumped timing without disassembly
- Differentiating mechanical & VVT failures
- Stuck actuators vs. stuck solenoid diagnostics
- Finding internal oiling faults from the outside
- Leverage Scan Tool PIDs & functions to eliminate the most possible causes with the least effort
Click ATG Seminar to see details and apply.
Take a look at what the MassBay automotive program has to offer!
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.
Associate Degree Programs
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
Apply for the Massachusetts Automobile Dealers Automotive Technician Scholarship Program