Automotive Technology

Keeping your wheels on the road!

Diagnose, maintain, and repair a wide-range of vehicles. Work side-by-side with automotive professionals as you become certified to conduct Pennsylvania vehicle safety and emissions inspections.

Use the same advanced computerized diagnostic and repair equipment as master technicians to troubleshoot complex automotive systems.

You Can Be . . .

  • Automotive mechanic
  • Small engine mechanic
  • Mechanic's assistant
  • Parts supplier
  • Parts sales representative

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Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education.

What You . . .

College Credits

Satisfactory completion of this program earns you college credits. See details on our College Partners page.

Certification

  • PA State Emissions Certification
  • PA State Inspection Certification
  • S/P2 Auto Shop Mechanical Safety
  • S/P2 Mechanical Pollution Prevention
  • Hazardous Materials Handling

Prospective Students

You should have mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity, skill with tools, physical stamina, good hand-eye coordination, physical strength, willingness to work in an uncomfortable environment, and the ability to think logically.

Skills for the Automotive Technology Industry

This course covers the repair and maintenance of the ignition system, tires, braking, steering and suspension, alignment, electrical and electronic systems, fuel injection, engine repair, engine performance and cooling system.

Major and minor tune-up and inspection procedures are also included.