• Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster


    Teachers: Paul Ciarlone and Robert Schwarz

    CIP Code: 47.0604


    Comcast Interview with Automotive Technology instructor Robert Schwarz


    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. 




    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





    Bucks County Community College


    Northampton Community College


    Pennsylvania College of Technology


    Universal Technical Institute





    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





    Appropriate uniform attire (approximately $100)


    Textbooks and lab manuals (approximately $25)


    Industry certification testing fees (approximately $120)

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