Automotive Mechanics Technology

Mr. Dan Kerlin
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CIP Code: 47.0604

Career Information:

Most community colleges offer an Associate of Applied Science in Transportation Technology, which includes Auto Body Repair, Automotive Mechanics, Automotive Technology, Aviation Maintenance, Technician, and Diesel Mechanics.

This program trains potentially skilled mechanics who may find a career not only in the automotive field, but also possibly in heavy equipment, farm machinery or aircraft. Auto mechanics work for auto dealers, repair shops, manufacturers, taxi and auto leasing companies, and government agencies.

Areas of Instruction:

  • Shop Operations / Safety

  • Engine tune-up

  • Ignition Systems

  • Carburetion & Fuel injection

  • Transmissions

  • Clutches

  • Brakes

  • Wheel Alignment & Balancing

  • Heating and Air Conditioning

  • Charging & Starting Systems

Other Topics:

Students are taught how to use diagnostic equipment to diagnose and repair the various systems, and troubleshoot potential future problems. Be the Next High Tech Automotive Technician. Students have the opportunity to earn their CDL at a significantly reduced cost!

What are the Benefits?

There is a variety of job opportunities out there waiting for a certified automotive technician. Some of those careers include:

  • Engine Performance Technician

  • Retail or Wholesale Parts & Sales Representative

  • Brake Technician

  • Service Station or Specialty Shop Operator

  • Technician’s Helper

  • Suspension and Steering Technician

  • Remanufacture Technician

Skills Needed:

A career in the automotive field relies greatly on workers who know how to operate computerized equipment, while still maintaining their traditional hand-tool skills. Some of the following skills are needed to succeed in the Automotive Mechanics Technology Program:

  • Reading and math

  • Basic computer literacy

  • Ability to understand theory and technical information

  • Ability to comprehend textbooks and shop manuals

  • Communication skills

  • Teamwork

College Credits available in Automotive Mechanics from: 

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Soar Credits

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

University of Northwestern Ohio

St. Francis University

Adult Education Information

$7,000-Includes books, PA Auto InspectionMACS 609A AC Card, NOCTIOSHA & ASE student certification. Estimated expenses not included in tuition: Criminal Record Check – $22.00 Child Abuse Clearance – $13.00 Federal Criminal History Record-$23.85 Uniforms – $100.00 Work Boots – $100.00, $300.00 deposit that will go toward tuition.                                                                                                                                                                                      

Academic Year:  9 months/900 hours
Start Date:  August
Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-2:30 pm

Book Included in tuition:
ISBN 139781428311497
Automotive Technology, A Systems Approach 5th Edition
Jack Erjavec and Rob Thompson