West Side CTCAutomotive Technology Mr. Sabol Instructor
Automotive Technology • program provides you with entry-level skills and knowledge needed for a career in the automotive field • This is a challenging program designed to prepare you to enter the automotive industry. • Specialized classroom and shop exercises are designed to provide instruction in the areas of engine repair, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, and engine performance. • Your training will also include using the latest diagnostic equipment, technical manuals and a variety of hand and power tools
Automotive Technology • Program of study area • Automotive Brake System • Automotive Electrical System • Automotive Engine Performance • Automotive Steering and Suspension System
Qualities and Characteristics of the Program • If you are · practical· mechanically inclined· independent· systematic· persistent· self motivated
Qualities and Characteristics of the Program • If you have • manual dexterity - the ability to operate hand tools, power tools, and testing equipment • good physical stamina and coordination • the ability to follow instructions • good eyesight and hearing • the ability to read, write, and interpret technical data • excellent communication skills • knowledge of basic science • good reading and math ability • critical thinking skills
Qualities and Characteristics of the Program • If you like to • use your hands • do mechanical work • troubleshoot and solve problems • be challenged • You will need • uniform • work shoes • personal safety equipment and basic hand tools • If you think • these qualities and characteristics describe YOU • This may be the program you are looking for!
Nature of the Program • Automotive technicians often work by themselves and most of the time they work indoors. • They usually work in automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, fleet maintenance shops or government installations. • Technicians usually work a standard 40-hour week but may work nights and weekends to accommodate customer needs. • They often work in cramped and awkward positions imploring sight, sound, or touch to gauge, adjust, and align parts and electrical components. • Technicians work frequently with dirty and greasy parts and heavy lifting is sometimes required. • Larger shops usually have modern facilities with heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems
Completion of the Program • Upon completion of the automotive technology program, students should have the qualifications to start a career as a technician’s assistant in a dealership, independent repair facility, fleet maintenance shop, or government installations. • As a skilled technician, opportunities such as wheel alignment specialist, diagnostic technician, shop foreman/manager, or instructor are available. • New automotive systems and advanced electronics will require auto technicians to be highly trained to service these types of devices
Related Occupations • Auto/diesel technician, heavy truck/bus technician, motorcycle technician, marine technician, auto body repair, customizers, repair service estimators/writers, shop owner, service manager, shop supervisor, inspection mechanic, small engine repair, instructor, parts/sales/service person, race team member, dealership owner/operator, warranty claims adjuster.
Certifications • PA State Inspection • PA Emissions Inspection • NOCTI Certification • ASE Certification