• This nationally recognized Automotive Service Excellence/National Automotive Training Education Foundation (ASE/NATEF), and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) accredited instructional program prepares students to engage in the diagnosis, servicing, and maintenance of all types of automobiles. The Automotive Technology program has also been recognized by the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association (MVMA) Advisory Council and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). Instruction is provided in the diagnosis, repair and maintenance of engines, automatic transmissions/transaxles, manual drive trains and axles, suspension and steering systems, brake systems, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning systems, and engine performance. Graduates of this program will be qualified to enter the automotive field as an entry-level service technician in new car dealerships or related automotive businesses. The Automotive Technology program also provides an excellent foundation from which to pursue a two-or four-year college degree. 
     

     

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  • AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

    AC Delco Battery Starting and Charging System
    AC Delco Electrical State 1 & 2
    ASE Student Certificates
    PA Certified Emissions Inspector
    PA Certified Safety Inspector, Category I
    S/P2 Certificates for Safety and Pollution
    Section 609 Certification for Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery Valvoline Motor Oil Certificate


    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS


    Bucks County Community College
    Northampton Community College
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    Lincoln Technical Institute


    PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

    Ability to work in cramped spaces and awkward positions
    Effective analytical and critical thinking skills
    Aptitude for mechanical and scientific theory
    Effective oral comprehension
    Hand-eye coordination
    Mathematics fundamentals including: arithmetic, algebra, and geometry
    Read and interpret technical material at grade level
    Understanding of electronics and computers