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Automotive Technology: Certificate (4200)

The Automotive Technology certificate program serves the needs of high school and career and technology school graduates as well as persons already employed in the industry as it designed to lead directly to entry-level employment.  Students must complete a 480-hour co-operative work experience at an approved automotive repair facility to complete this program and are able to complete the PA State Safety Inspector and Emission Inspector certifications.  Graduates of career and technology school auto-mechanics programs or applicants with substantial work experience may receive up to nine credits towards completion of this certificate after submitting appropriate documentation.  This program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in eight categories of automotive repair. The program is available at the Harrisburg and York campuses.

Selective Program: Entry into this program is not guaranteed with admission to the College. Specific admissions criteria must be met, such as a passing grade on a mechanical aptitude test and the possession of a valid PA Driver’s license. Please contact the Faculty Program Supervisor to schedule an appointment to review all of the entrance requirements..

Graduates of the program are prepared for employment as service technicians in the automotive industry.

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to:

  • Complete the Pennsylvania State Emissions Inspector and Safety Inspection License examinations
  • Work as service technicians in automotive repair facilities or dealerships
Program Guide (pdf)

Advising Checksheet(pdf)

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