Automotive Technology

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

Contact Us

Lenape Technical School, an equal opportunity employer, shall not discriminate in their educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry or any other legally protected classification.  Publication of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights of 1964,  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.  Inquires should be directed to the Special Programs Coordinator, 503/504 / ADA Coordinator, and Title IX Coordinator, Lenape Tech, 2215 Chaplin Avenue, Ford City, PA  16226.  Telephone: 724-763-7116