Pathway Generator

Welcome to the NHADA Foundation’s Career Pathway tool. To get started, please let us know your current level of expertise in the automotive industry (don’t worry -- you can change this at any time.)


  • High School
  • College
  • Certificate Program
  • No Experience

Industry Experience

  • C-Level Tech
  • On-The-Job/Training
  • Entry B-Level
  • Advanced B-Level
  • Master Tech A-Level
NHADA’s Recommended Path
Community College System of New Hampshire



No Auto Tech Training

No experience? That's okay! There are plenty of avenues to take to get started.

Auto Tech Certificate
Students will learn the skills necessary from skills to an evolving industry needs for a technician’s position. 
High School



Master Level A-Tech

A Tech who has the ability to understand, diagnose and repair all systems on a vehicle.

Advanced Level B-Tech

Expanding upon entry level duties at a more advanced skill level. Duties become more advanced.

Entry Level B-Tech

Disassembles and performs partial or complete overhaul of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc.


Performing basic repair jobs such as oil changes, minor brake work, and general services.


You can earn while you learn, alternating between classroom and hands on work experience.

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