Auto Technology

Course Overview

For many Americans, cars are an essential part of daily life. In our Auto Technology course, students learn how automotive technicians maintain these complex machines. While exploring the increasingly high-tech systems that work in concert to keep a car running, students master the following skills:

  • Servicing and repairing or replacing suspension and steering systems or their components
  • Servicing and repairing or replacing brake systems or their components
  • Servicing and repairing or replacing electrical and electronic systems or their components
  • Servicing and repairing or replacing engines or their components
  • Servicing and repairing or replacing transmissions and other drivetrain components
  • Servicing and repairing or replacing heating and air conditioning systems or their components

Other important elements of the course include auto shop safety, workstation organization, auto shop management, and customer service. Students develop their skills through a combination of expert instruction and hands-on training in a state-of-the-art course lab outfitted with 10 hydraulic vehicle lifts, a wheel alignment machine and a chassis dynamometer.

Students gain real-world experience by servicing and troubleshooting LCTI maintenance vehicles, as well as school staffers’ cars.

Our Auto Technology course is accredited by the following organization:

NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation)

Course details

Course length: 9 months

Next start date(s): Fall 2024 dates TBD

Tentative schedule: 8:15 am – 2:45 pm, M-F

Credentials & college credit

Students who complete our course earn the following industry-recognized credentials:

  • ASE Student Certification via NATEF
  • Certified Emissions Inspector and Certified Safety Inspector via PennDOT
  • Section 609 Certification for Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery via NIASE

Students who complete our course are well-positioned to earn associate degrees at the following schools:

  • Northampton Community College
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • University of Northwestern Ohio

Career pathways

with credentials earned at LCTI:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Drivetrain Specialist
  • Service/Parts Clerk

with credentials + experience:

  • Auto Shop Owner
  • Service/Parts Manager
  • Service Writer

with additional postsecondary training or college degree:

  • Aircraft Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • NASCAR Technician

Learn more about potential career pathways.

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