Why Choose Automotive Technology?
These programs prepare students for accelerated careers servicing and repairing today's high-tech automobiles. Students become trained in the latest automotive service technologies and methods - including emerging green technologies, such as hybrids, plug-in electrics and natural gas-powered vehicles. Academic courses included in the associate degree program provide students with the necessary background for effective communication and increased opportunities for career advancement.
CCAC's automotive curriculum prepares students to take the tests necessary to earn Pennsylvania Safety and Emission Inspection licensing and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. CCAC administers these tests as well. All CCAC instructors are ASE Certified Master Technicians with years of industry experience.
For individuals who wish to specialize and get on-the-job training, CCAC offers two-year apprenticeship and degree programs in conjunction with area dealerships. These manufacturer-certified programs, identified as GM ASEP, Ford ASSET and FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) MOPAR CAP, combine classroom and lab work with a paid on-the-job training program at a participating dealer or repair shop, preparing students for careers as automotive service technicians in General Motors, Ford or Fiat Chrysler dealerships. As apprentice technicians, students gain the technical competency and skills to diagnose, service and maintain vehicles using recommended procedures, special tools and service information.
ASEP/ASSET/CAP Manufacturer Automotive Technology Program, A.A.S. (507.4)
This manufacturer-sponsored program prepares students to service and repair today's high-tech automobiles. While completing this two-year program, students attend classes for 10 weeks and then work in a co-op environment for 10-12 weeks for five consecutive semesters.
Automotive Technology Program, A.A.S. (349.4)
This two-year program prepares students to service and repair today's high-tech automobiles. This program includes instruction in component identification, removal and reassembly of components, and fault diagnosis in automatic transmission and transaxles, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drivetrains and rear axles, suspension and steering.
Automotive Technology Program, Certificate (350.3)
This program prepares students to service and repair today's high-tech automobiles. Instruction includes component identification, removal and reassembly of components, fault diagnosis in automatic transmission and transaxles, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drivetrains and rear axles, suspension and steering. Emerging green technologies such as hybrids, plug-in electrics and natural gas powered vehicles are introduced.
Toyota TECS Elite Advanced Maintenance & General Service
This course is designed to introduce students to the automotive industry by providing them with the basic skills and knowledge of an entry level technician. The course includes an introduction to shop safety, vehicle lift training, basic hand tool training and service preparation. Students will also be trained in Toyota specific multipoint inspections, maintenance procedures and fundamental electrical training.
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Debbie West, MS.Ed.
Enrollment Services Specialist
West Hills Center,
1000 McKee Road,
Oakdale, PA 15071
M-F 8:30AM - 4:30PM