Do you have a passion for working on cars that are now integrated with sophisticated electronic systems and complex emissions controls that serve to regulate every part of the vehicle? Would like the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with the latest in diagnostic tools to solve challenging automotive repair problems? If so, then HACC Automotive Technology certificate can help you accomplish your goals!
Graduate are prepared to enter the job market as service technicians in dealerships and automotive repair facilities.
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Our Automotive Technology certificate is designed to prepare you with skills and knowledge needed to enter the job market as automotive repair service technicians. If you are a career and technology high school student, or already employed within the industry, our certificate coursework covers:
Your coursework completes with a 480-hour cooperative work experience done at an approved automotive repair facility and the PA State Safety Inspector and Emission Inspector certifications.
Upon graduation from this certificate, you will be prepared to:
Note* If you are a graduate of a career and technology school auto-mechanics program, or you have substantial work experience in the field, you may receive up to nine (9) credits towards completion this certificate – provided you submit the appropriate documentation.
This is a Selective Admissions program, which means that certain admissions criteria must met to be accepted into this program. Such criteria include a passing grade on a mechanical aptitude test and you must have a valid PA Driver’s license.
Our Automotive Technology certificate is designed to lead you directly into the workforce. However, opportunities exist to help you advance your education, if you wish to do so.
For your convenience, you can complete the entire program at our Harrisburg Campus.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit this webpage to review the most up-to-date details about how courses are being offered.
Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are approximately 200 scholarships available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines.
You can complete spring, summer and fall classes at HACC. Submit your application anytime by visiting our website. When you submit your application, make sure to include the specific program code #4200. By using this code, you will ensure you are applying for the correct program.