Automotive Service TechnologyPA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
For students who are interested in working on cars, the Automotive Service Technology program provides a structured, hands-on and inclusive environment to explore their passion. This program is focused on teaching both the theoretical and hands-on skills necessary to provide a wide variety of service and maintenance to automobiles.
Sample Career SkillsBeginner:
- Identify and learn service procedures for brake systems
- Learn the basics of electrical systems in cars
- Perform alignment procedures on automobiles and light trucks
- Identify and perform service procedures on front and rear suspension systems
- Perform service procedures on automotive fuel, ignition and computer systems engines
- Test procedures on vehicle electronic components and systems
Mobile Air Conditioning Society Certificate
NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) Attendance Certificate
Pennsylvania Emissions Inspection
Pennsylvania Safety Inspection/Mechanic
Pennsylvania Skills Certificate
Snap On Meter Certification 504
College CreditsOpen Dual Enrollment CreditsDelaware County Community CollegeConcurrent Dual Enrollment CreditsPennsylvania College of TechnologySOAR CreditsDelaware County Community CollegeJohnson CollegeThaddeus Stevens College of Technology1:1 Articulation CreditsTorchiana Automotive Training InstituteUniversity of Northwest OhioClick here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.
Workplace OpportunitiesUpperclassmen may be hired at local companies such as Phillips & Auto Performance, East End Automotive, PennDOT STEP, New London Auto Repair, C.J. Tires, Bavarian Motorsport and Thomas Chevrolet. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS). Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Review the task list.