July 20, 2006
HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, has joined forces with the York County School of Technology to provide the York area with an automotive program. The new program targets individuals who have an interest in auto technology and are looking for the additional skills needed to make it a career. To help students complete the program, courses are conveniently offered in the evening on a part-time basis.

"During the last few years, there has been an increased need in the York area for automotive technicians," explained Wayne Musser, professor, auto technology. "By partnering with the York Center School of Technology, HACC can provide the necessary training in a convenient location for residents of York and surrounding communities."

HACC's automotive program, is certified in eight categories of automotive repair by the Automotive Service Excellence/National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (ASE/NATEF). This program will give the students the opportunity to:

  • Complete the Pennsylvania State Safety Inspection and Emissions Inspection courses with certification tests.
  • Learn and apply the necessary skills to diagnose and repair today's high tech vehicles.
  • Work as a service technician in automotive shops or dealerships.
  • Test their new skills with the ASE End of Program tests as a precursor to attaining ASE Technician Certification. Four of these area tests are given free of charge to students completing the program their final semester.

Anyone interested in learning more about the automotive program should call 717-718-0328 or send an email to Wayne Musser at the email address below. Please call at the telephone number above to register for the open house scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 at the York County School of Technology, 2179 S. Queen Street.

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