Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program will learn the basic fundamentals of automobiles and how to deal with the problems associated with the high-tech automotive industry. The student can also gain the skills and knowledge they will need to establish a successful career in the automotive world as a PA state licensed safety inspector and/or a NATEF/ASE certified technician.
Successful graduates will learn skills necessary to become a competent technician in an upper entry-level position or to move on to one of the many technical colleges we have articulation agreements with.
Troubleshooting and repair of the automotive computer and related systems, tire maintenance and repair, steering and suspension systems, computerized 4-wheel alignment, computerized repair manuals and service writer skills, proper use of the in-house engine dynamometer. Scan tool diagnostics to include: ABS braking systems and traction control, Engine performance, Electronic systems, Strategy based diagnostics, Air bag/Supplemental Inflatable Restraint Systems and Electronic Stability Control. Students are offered 12 NATEF/ASE certification areas for specialized technicians.
2. Engine Performance/Repair
3. Electronics/ Scan tool diagnostics
4. Brakes/Traction Control
•General automotive technician with many different specialty areas including:
1. Engine Performance
2. Brakes/Anti lock, Traction Control
3. Steering and suspension
4. Heating and air conditioning
5. Automatic transmission and transaxles
6. Engine Repair
7. Manual transmission
8. Scan tool diagnostics/Electronics specialist.
** Other employment opportunities include automotive parts specialist, dealership service writer and advisor, shop foreman or service manager.