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 classrooms 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
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)
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.
Automotive Service Writer
Automotive Claims Clerk
Automotive Parts Specialist
Assist. Service Manager
Assist. Parts Manager