• About the Program:

    A student in the Automotive Technology program will be introduced to the highly technical careers centering on the repair of automobiles and light trucks. Rigorous evaluation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has resulted in program certification that assures employers standards of excellence in the areas of instruction, facilities, and equipment are met by BCAVTS. Skill areas include brakes and the electrical/electronic systems for the first year and engine performance, suspension, and steering for the second year of the program.

    AYES, Automotive Youth Educational Systems, provides an opportunity for an internship with area automotive dealerships. Qualifying students may work in a paid job that is full-time in the summer between the junior and senior years. During the school year, part-time work at the dealership would be encouraged.

    Skills:

    Internal Combustion Engine
    Ignition Systems
    Lubrication and Oil Changes
    Cooling, Exhaust, Fuel, and Electrical Systems
    Emission Systems
    Basic Electricity and Electronics
    PA State Inspection
    Wheels and Tires
    Electronic Wheel Balancing
    Vehicle Maintenance
    Fuel Systems
    Disc, Drum, and Anti-lock Brakes
    Computerized Four Wheel Alignment

    Recommended High School Courses:


    English/Communications
    Industrial Arts
    Mathematics - Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry
    Computer Basics
    Physics, Applied Science, Chemistry


    Certifications:

    Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) 

    Pennsylvania State Inspection

    • Category I
    • Category II
    • Category III

    EPA Refrigerant Recovery (auto air conditioning)

    Valvoline Motor Oil Certification

    Snap-on Digital Multi-meter Certification

    SP/2

     
    Accreditations:
     
    AYES
     
    NATEF
     
    National Coalition of Certification Center (NC3)
     
    Subaru U

     

    Articulation Agreements:

     

    The Automotive Technology program currently offers advanced placement opportunities with these post-secondary schools:University of
     
    Rosedale Technical Institute
    University of Northwestern Ohio
    Universal Technical Institute
     

    Upon successful completion of the NOCTI skill and written exams, students may receive six technology credits from Butler County Community College’s Industrial Management Technology program.