Program Entrance Recommendations:
Reading at grade level
Algebra I or Geometry
Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently and in a team
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
After-market Automotive Marketing/ Sales
New/Used Car Salesperson
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.
AYES – Automotive Youth Educational System- The Automotive Technology program is an approved AYES site. This program is operated in partnership with the major automotive manufacturers and local dealerships. Visit www.AYES.org for more information.
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.