Automotive Technology


Mr. Brooks Clarke, Mr. Thomas Forsyth and Joel DeCoff, Jr.


This program provides students with comprehensive training and hands-on experience working with automobiles that are complex systems combining computer technology and integrated systems that include gasoline, hybrid and battery-powered vehicles, electronic braking systems and automated support systems for drivers.

Career Paths

  • Automotive Technician
  • Service Specialist
  • Parts Specialist
  • Service Consultant
  • Automotive Sales
  • Shop Foreman
  • Service Dispatcher
  • Field Engineer
  • Manufacturer Representative
  • State MUI Inspector
  • Fleet Technician
  • Service Director


  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry and Health
  • ASE Student Certifications
  • ACDELCOTM Certification
  • EPA Section 609
  • ValvolineTM Oil Certification

Industry Partnerships

  • Lyons Waugh Group
  • Herb Chambers
  • Kelly Motor Group
  • IRA Motor Group
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
  • Automotive Service Excellence AYES
  • Direct Tire
  • Larson’s Auto Service
  • SkillsUSA

Articulation Agreements

  • Mass Bay Community College
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • Central Maine Community College
  • University of Northwestern Ohio

Meeting Documents

Advisory Committee Members

Ken Coburn, Coburn Auto
David Cvinar, IRA Subaru
Joel DeCoff, Mini of Peabody
Rod Deland, R & R American
Jennifer Gallucci
Kyle Gallucci
Larry Guinee, Danvers Ford
Taylor Hill, Larson’s Service
Stu Kesting, Herb Chambers Chevrolet
Kyle Logue, Essex County Auto Repair
Sean McNamara
Andrew Murray
Cory Nelson, Snap-on Representative
Daniel Nihan
Mike Nixon, AES Education Foundation
Mat Paras, Manchester Community College
Richard Ziemlak, Peabody NAPA
Karen Ziemlak, Peabody NAPA

Alumni Spotlight 


Stu Kesting, Class of 2015

Where are they now? Herb Chambers Chevrolet 

What is their job title? Technician 

“Essex North Shore gave me the opportunity and a big advantage to be able to find a job straight out of school and to go into it with strong industry knowledge as well.”