Automotive Technology

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Automotive Technology students will disassemble and rebuild engines, diagnose problems with the aid of a computer while having the opportunity to earn their PA State Inspection and Emissions Certification.
Our Automotive Technology program is NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) certified and meets strict industry standards.
Median annual wages of Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics were $36,610 in 2012.Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Courses of Study

• Internal Combustion Engine
• Ignition Systems
• Lubrication and Oil Change
• Cooling, Exhaust, Fuel Systems
• Emission Systems
• Basic Electricity and Electronics
• PA State Inspection Licensing
• Wheels & Electronic Balancing
• Vehicle Maintenance
• Fuel Systems
• Disc, Drum and Anti-lock Brakes
• Computer Wheel Alignment

Career Paths

• Automotive Service Technician
• Automotive Body Repairer
• Automotive Glass Installer
• Parts Specialist
• Alternative Fuels Vehicle Tech
• Service Manager
• Tire Repairer and Changers
• Transportation Inspectors
• Detailer

Employment of Automotive Technicians is expected to grow 17% from 2010-2020. Job opportunities for qualified Technicians should be very good.
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Certifications

• NATEF
• PA State SafetyInspection Mechanic
• PA State Emissions Inspector

Post-Secondary Opportunities

• CCAC
• Indiana University of PA
• Ohio Technical Institute
• Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
• Universal Technical Institute
• Wyo Tech

*Gainful Employment Disclosure for Adult Students