• Automotive TechnologyAuto



       The Automotive Technology program provides students with an entry level background in the skills and knowledge needed for a career in the automotive repair field. This is a challenging program for students who are preparing to enter the automotive industry. Specialized classroom and shop exercises are designed to provide instruction in the area of engine repair, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/ electronic systems and engine performance. Training also includes using state of the art diagnostic equipment, technical manuals, online resources and a variety of hand and power tools. This program is evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and certified by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The program is also an affiliate school of AYES (Automotive Youth Education System).

    Topics of Study:

     
    Personal Safety in the Training Lab Suspension and Steering
    Job Site Safety Brake Systems
    Proper Identification and Use of Hand and Power Tools Transmissions (Automatic and Manual)
    Engine Repair Front and Rear Differential
    Engine Tune Up Cooling Systems
    Electrical Systems

    Industry Certification Opportunities:

     
    Automotive Service Excellence Certification (ASE)
    PA. State Inspection Certification
    PA State Emission Certification
    Manufacturer Specific Certification (GM, Toyota, Nissan)
    Hazardous Materials Certification

    Post – Secondary Options:
     
    Luzerne County Community College (Associate Degree in Applied Science)
    Johnson College (Associate Degree in Applied Science)
    Wyo Tech (ASE and NATEF)
    Universal Technical Institute (ASE and NATEF)
    Military

    Co-Op Opportunities:

    Many local dealerships and garages participate in the Co-Op program which gives students the opportunity to experience a live work environment in the Automotive Field.

    Career Opportunities:


    Automotive Technician

    Automotive Service Writer
    Automotive Claims Clerk
    Automotive Parts Specialist
    Service Manager
    Assist. Service Manager
    Parts Manager
    Assist. Parts Manager
    Foreman
    Lead Technician


    Employers:
     
    Scranton Toyota
    Jack Williams
    Ertley KIA
    Scranton Dodge
    Motorworld
    Tom Hesser

    Success Story:
     
    Evan Smith
    Home School- Forest City
    2014 CTCLC Graduate
    Current Employer- Toyota of Scranton
       “I found that the skills I learned at CTC prepared me for my current job. I was given the chance to work at Toyota of Scranton during my senior year. The co-op program was one of the best opportunities offered. After graduation I was hired full time by Toyota of Scranton and I have been enrolled in the Toyota training program.”