The Automotive Technology program is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR) curriculum and is designed to prepare students for entry level service positions at local dealerships, the military and/ or post secondary education in the high-priority Automotive Service field. Learners will participate in systems theory lessons integrated with productive hands on training.
The Automotive Technology program is credentialed by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) under the approved MLR program of study requirements. Students are engaged in high-level STEM integration as they research and apply repair information and technical skills in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles and light trucks. Learners apply Physics , varied practical mathematical applications including Geometry, literacy and communication skills that are all applicable to the automotive workplace.
This program includes instruction in: Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Manual Drivetrain and Axles, Engine Repair, Electrical and Electronics, Heating / Air Conditioning, Automatic Transmissions, and Engine Performance. Through the use of live customer-based shop work, students learn and practice techniques in the diagnosis, adjustment, repair, and replacement of components related to these systems.
Both teachers hold national certification status in; ASE [A1-A8 Master Level Technician, L1 Emissions, G1 General Automotive Repair, C1 Service Consultant], PA Safety Inspection, Emissions Inspection and NC3 Electronics/Electrical trainer.
Students may complete optional coursework in order to obtain certifications as a PA State Inspection technician, Emissions Inspector and ASE 609 Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling technician for a fee of approximately $100.