• About the Program (CIP Code 47.0604)

    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:

    Industry Recognized/Providers

    • AYES Certificate/Automotive Youth Educational Systems
    • Section 609 Cert for Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery/Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide
    • Automotive Service Excellence Cert (ASE)/Natl Automotive Technicians Education Excellence
    • Certified Emissions Inspector/PA Department of Transportation
    • Certified Safety Inspector, Cat I/PA Department of Transportation
    • Certified Safety Inspector, Cat II/PA Department of Transportation
    • Certified Safety Inspector, Cat III/PA Department of Transportation
    • S/P2-Automotive/S/P2
    • S/P2 Safety and Pollution Prevention/S/P2
    • Meter Certification/Snap-On
    • Motor Oil Certification/Valvoline

     

    BCAVTS Additional and/or Details to Industry Recognized/Providers

    • A1-A8 & G1 under Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
    • Subaru Level 1 Technician
    • S/P2 Soft Skills
    • S/P2 Supervisor’s Course
     
    Accreditations:
     
    • ASE Education Foundation
    • National Coalition of Certification Center (NC3)
    • PennDOT

     

    Articulation Agreements:

     

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

    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.