• Automotive Technology

     
    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course emphasizes the various phases in the technical

    knowledge and repair of automobiles. Students learn to locate

    and diagnose malfunctions in vehicles using digital instruments

    and on-board computer systems, make proper repairs or

    adjustments and make periodic inspections for preventive

    maintenance. Units of instruction include: engine, electrical,

    suspension, alignment, fuel systems, computerized fuel injection

    and ignition systems. This program has received national

    certification by NATEF.
     

    SUCCESS PROFILE

    An automotive technician needs to have good vision, hearing,

    mechanical ability and patience. Good reading skills and a

    working knowledge of math are important to properly interpret

    charts and technical manuals. Interpersonal skills, the ability to

    deal with the public and the capacity to work on your own are

    also important.
     

    MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

    ·         Introduction to Automotive Technology

    ·         Suspension and Steering Systems

    ·         Brakes

    ·         Four wheel Alignments
    ·         Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems

    ·         Engine Performance

    ·         Engine Repair

    ·         Heating and Air Conditioning

    ·         State Safety Inspection
     

    POTENTIAL CAREERS

    ·         Master (ASE) Service Technician

    ·         Engine Performance Specialist

    ·         Air Conditioning and Heating Specialist

    ·         Brake System Specialist

    ·         Transmission Specialist

    ·         Four wheel Alignment Technician

    ·         Insurance Adjuster

    ·         Service Manager

    ·         Parts Manager

    ·         Automobile Sales Person
     

    EMPLOYMENT AREAS

    ·         Car Dealerships

    ·         Parts Industry Companies

    ·         Independent Repair Facilities

    ·         Auto Leasing Companies

    ·         Public Transportation Companies

    ·         Motor Vehicle Manufacturers
     

    CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE from Pennsylvania

    ·         State Safety Inspection/Emissions Inspection

    ·         National Automotive Technician Education Foundation Certifications