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Automotive Technology

Instructor: Mr. Travis Payne

Today’s automobile is the most sophisticated piece of technology used by consumers today. The innovations in vehicles of today are fast and furious. Highly trained technicians in this field are in great demand and this course will introduce students to the field of automotive technology. There is a combination of classroom learning and practical skill based work to be done in our spacious automotive lab. A focus on the servicing of vehicles and an understanding of vehicle systems is at the forefront of this course.

Auto Technology students:

  • Research automotive careers
  • Practice lab safety
  • Use various tools and fasteners
  • Recondition automobiles
  • Use online resources directly from car manufacturer
  • Inspect and repair brake systems
  • Inspect and repair steering and suspension systems
  • Inspect and repair engines and engine performance
  • Inspect and repair manual drive train and axles
  • Inspect and repair automatic transmission/transaxle
  • Inspect and repair heating and air conditioning

Industry Certifications a Student may earn:

  • OSHA
  • PA State Inspection Mechanic Certification
  • Emissions Inspector
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

 Employment Opportunities upon Completion of the Program:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Specialty Technician
  • Automotive Salesperson
  • Lubrication Specialist
  • Service Station Manager

Employment Opportunities with further Education and Training:

  • Service Manager
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Automotive Technology Instructor
  • Automotive Insurance Adjuster

Post-Secondary Options:
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