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4200 Automotive Technology: Certificate

The program serves the needs of high school and vocational-technical graduates as well as persons already employed in the industry. The program is operated in cooperation with the National Automotive Dealers’ Association, local vocational-technical schools, the U.S. Department of Labor, and local dealer associations. Graduates of vocational-technical school auto-mechanics programs or applicants with substantial work experience may receive up to nine credits after submitting appropriate documentation. This program is certified in the eight categories of automotive repair by the Automotive Service Excellence/National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (ASE/NATEF). The program is only available at the Harrisburg Campus.

Selective Program: Entry into this program is not guaranteed with admission to the College; specific admissions criteria must be met. Contact the program coordinator for specific program entry requirements.

Graduates of the program are prepared for employment as service technicians and future management personnel in the automotive industry.

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to:

  • Complete the Pennsylvania Safety Inspection License examination
  • Complete the eight examinations developed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (NIASE), with the ability to earn certification as General Automotive Technician
  • Work as service technicians in automotive shops or dealerships
Program Guide (pdf)

Advising Checksheet(pdf)

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