• Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster

    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

    Teachers: Paul Ciarlone and Robert Schwarz

    CIP Code: 47.0604
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
    NATEF  
     
     

    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. 

     

    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

    Universal Technical Institute

    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

     

     

    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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