Automotive Technology

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course emphasizes the various phases in the technical

knowledge and repair of automobiles. Students learn to locate

and diagnose malfunctions in vehicles using digital instruments

and on-board computer systems, make proper repairs or

adjustments and make periodic inspections for preventive

maintenance. Units of instruction include: engine, electrical,

suspension, alignment, fuel systems, computerized fuel injection

and ignition systems. This program has received national

certification by NATEF.
 

SUCCESS PROFILE

An automotive technician needs to have good vision, hearing,

mechanical ability and patience. Good reading skills and a

working knowledge of math are important to properly interpret

charts and technical manuals. Interpersonal skills, the ability to

deal with the public and the capacity to work on your own are

also important.
 

MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

·         Introduction to Automotive Technology

·         Suspension and Steering Systems

·         Brakes

·         Four wheel Alignments
·         Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems

·         Engine Performance

·         Engine Repair

·         Heating and Air Conditioning

·         State Safety Inspection
 

POTENTIAL CAREERS

·         Master (ASE) Service Technician

·         Engine Performance Specialist

·         Air Conditioning and Heating Specialist

·         Brake System Specialist

·         Transmission Specialist

·         Four wheel Alignment Technician

·         Insurance Adjuster

·         Service Manager

·         Parts Manager

·         Automobile Sales Person
 

EMPLOYMENT AREAS

·         Car Dealerships

·         Parts Industry Companies

·         Independent Repair Facilities

·         Auto Leasing Companies

·         Public Transportation Companies

·         Motor Vehicle Manufacturers
 

CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE from Pennsylvania

·         State Safety Inspection/Emissions Inspection

·         National Automotive Technician Education Foundation Certifications

 

 

The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.
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