Automotive Technology

Last Updated: 2/17/2022 3:58 PM



Objective of Field

The Automotive Technician repairs various automotive problems using computers, hand tools, power tools, and various service information.

Job Duties

  • Confer with customers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements
  • Disassemble units and inspect parts for wear, using micrometers, calipers, and gauges
  • Diagnose and repair parts and systems on vehicles and remove units for rebuild or replacement

Certification Tests

  • National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Exam
  • Pennsylvania Safety Inspectors Test
  • SP2 training
  • General Motors online training tests and certificates

Planned Courses

  • Orientation to Automotive Technology Shop
  • Safety
  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
  • Manual Drive train and Axles
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical Electronic Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance

Employment/Job Outlook

Entry Level

2-Year Associates Degree

4-Year Bachelor’s Degree

Service Technician


Business Management


How to Find Out More

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Additional Info

Recommendations for Success

  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Adapt and become familiar with ever-changing technology and computers
  • Manual dexterity
  • Physical stamina/ability to lift 60 pounds overhead
  • Discrimination by size/shape
  • Discrimination by touch
  • Structural/mechanical knowledge
  • Basic math
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Metric conversion
  • Good speaking and listening skills
  • Good eye-hand coordination