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    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

    Teachers: Paul Ciarlone and Robert Schwarz

    CIP Code: 47.0604
     

     

    Comcast Interview with Automotive Technology instructor Robert Schwarz

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    This nationally recognized Automotive Service Excellence/National Automotive Training Education Foundation (ASE/NATEF) 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. 

     

    AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

     

    AC Delco Battery Starting and Changing System

     

    AC Delco Electrical State 1 & 2

     

    ASE Student Certificates

     

    PA Certified Emissions Inspector

     

    PA Certified Safety Inspector, Cat I

     

    S/P2 Certificates for Safety and Pollution

     

    Section 609 Certification for Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery

     

    Valvoline Motor Oil

     

     

    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

     

    Bucks County Community College

     

    Northampton Community College

     

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

     

    Universal 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

     

     

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS/ESTIMATED COSTS

     

    Appropriate uniform attire (approximately $100)

     

    Textbooks and lab manuals (approximately $25)

     

    Industry certification testing fees (approximately $120)

     
     
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