Automotive Technology

  • Location: East Campus (Oley)
    Instructors: Gayle Leinbach & Keith Nichols

    Locations: West Campus (Leesport)
    Jose Gonzalez

    CIP code: 47.0604
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  • Program Entrance Recommendations:

    Reading at grade level
    Algebra I or Geometry
    Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
    Ability to work independently and in a team
    Hand-eye coordination
    Mechanical aptitude

    Career Pathways

    Automotive Master Mechanic/Technician
    Automotive Specialty Technician
    Service Technician & Mechanic
    Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & System Inspector
    Automotive & Watercraft Attendant
    Detailer (Cleaner of Vehicles)
    Tire Repairer & Changer
    Automotive Technology Instructor
    Service Manager
    Parts Manager
    Service Advisor
    After-market Automotive Marketing/ Sales
    Equipment Salesperson
    New/Used Car Salesperson
    Racing Crew

  • The Automotive Technology program is nationally recognized and accredited by the National Automotive Training Education Foundation (NATEF). The program prepares students to engage in diagnosis, servicing, and maintenance of all types of automobiles. Students perform live work and gain invaluable skills in all aspects of automotive technology.

    Students begin with the fundamentals and learn to identify and properly use tools and fasteners as well as general auto reconditioning skills. Students learn to inspect, repair and replace components of the suspension / chassis, brake, engine, cooling, fuel, ignition, electrical, exhaust, emissions, air conditioning systems, as well as drive lines according to the student’s chosen career objective. Welding processes and safety techniques are also taught. Students are taught to use technical service information systems and are prepared to obtain the Pennsylvania State Inspection and/or Emission certification.

    Graduates are well qualified to enter the automotive field as entry-level service technicians and mechanics. Students who pursue advanced technical training at the post-secondary level will find an array of opportunities in service, management, and entrepreneurship.

    Industry Certifications:

    Certified Emissions Inspector
    Certified Safety Inspector,  Cat I
    Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES)
    ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)/NATEF – Students will be prepared to take up to four (4) ASE certification exams after completing one year of related work experience.
    Section 609 Certificate for Refrigerant Recycling & Recovery
    OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification         

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):

    Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.

    Industry certification testing fees - $170*

    * BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only).  Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.


Advanced College Credits


  • Modern Automotive Technology Workbook (9th Edition)

    by Goodheart-Wilcox Year Published:

    Access key must be purchased from your instructor for electronic version of Textbook, Workbook and Shop Manual. 

    Access Key:  $71.00  (Order from school early to assure arrival prior to start of school.)

    You will be given information at the New Student Orientation. 

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