Today’s vehicles are highly sophisticated, using advanced technology that the average consumer cannot maintain. Customers expect qualified automotive technicians more than ever. In this program, students will prepare for a career in the service and maintenance of all types of automobiles and light trucks. Students will learn how to perform four-wheel alignments, steering and suspension service, brake service, engine drivability, electronic fuel injection, and will receive electrical and electronics training. Students will gain an understanding of the industry with hands-on work on both school and customer vehicles. This program is NATEF Certified offering ASE Certification to students.

Technical Skills:

Automotive safety, tools & fasteners • Steering and suspension • Brakes • Automotive electrical and electronics • Engine performance • Engine repair

Professional Skills:

Time Management • Critical thinking • Problem Solving • Communication

Career Opportunities or Field Positions:

Automotive Service Technician • Automotive Salesman • Automotive Parts Technician • Automotive Management and Administration

What Certifications can I earn?

ASE Electrical and Electronics • ASE Brakes • ASE Steering and Suspension • PennDOT Certified Safety Inspector
• Automatic Institute Lifting It Right • OSHA certification

What College Credits can I earn?

Click here for information on how you can earn college credits while in your Career Tech program.

Program Requirements & Expectations:

Strong math, reading, and writing skills are required.

Uniform Requirements:

A CareerTech blue or gray t-shirt is required. In addition, the following CareerTech items may also be purchased: Mechanic shirt, crew neck sweatshirt or hooded sweatshirt (no strings), or flannel. Uniforms may be ordered online or purchased at the school store.

Dark blue or black work pants/jeans without holes (i.e., Dickies).

Work boots (steel toe not required)

Out-of-Pocket costs:

School Uniform

Student Organizations?

Students may join the SkillsUSA student organization. This club brings students who share common interests together for an exchange of ideas and the opportunity to work towards a common purpose. It offers students recognition through a national program of awards and contests and seeks to cultivate excellence in leadership and in their technical skills. Visit http://www.skillsusa.org/ for more information.

What else should I know?

This program operates as a real-world automotive shop.

Andy Anderson

Mr. Anderson is a CareerTech alumnus of the Agricultural Mechanics program. His eight years of industry experience includes working as a technician at Keystone Ford and in maintenance at CareerTech. He is a certified ASE Master Technician.