PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!The Automotive Service Technology program provides a hands-on approach to developing automotive maintenance, repair and installation skills. Students develop team concepts that will help them in the workplace. The NATEF-certified program also emphasizes customer service and proper etiquette in a service economy.
Program Concentrations:• Automotive electrical and electronics systems• Brake repair and installation• Drive train and engine performance• Heating and cooling systems• Hybrid vehicle design and maintenance• Suspension and steering systems
Career Options:You can start out as an entry level service technician, but with education and experience, you can also become a parts manager, business owner, master technician, service advisor or service manager.
Mobile Air Conditioning Society CertificateNATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) Attendance CertificatePennsylvania Emissions InspectionPennsylvania Safety Inspection/MechanicPennsylvania Skills CertificateS/P2 SafetySnap On Meter Certification 504Open 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.
Upperclassmen 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. Click here to review the task list.