Automotive Service Technology

  • Automotive Service Technology
    The Tech Prep Automotive Service Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the automotive, truck, and parts industries. Students learn to diagnose, adjust, overhaul, repair, and replace mechanical and electrical components of vehicles. During the junior year, students are trained in an introduction to automotive, diagnosis and repair of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, and engine repair. In-depth training, in theory, is included in all areas. During the senior year, students learn suspension and steering and alignment, advanced electrical, engine performance, heating, and air conditioning, drive trains and axles, and customer service.
    Valley Forge High School
    Junior Year - 3
    Senior Year - 3
    College Credit
    Available college credit awarded upon meeting articulation requirements
    Entry Level Technician
    Auto Service Technician
    Truck Technician
    Service Writer
    Parts Counter Sales Person
    Specialized Auto Service
    Service Manager
    Electrical Engineer (with post-secondary training)
    Equipment Used
    Basic industry tools such as wrenches, sockets, pliers, and screwdrivers
    Automotive hand-held testing equipment such as digital multi-meters, scan tools, and current probes
    Precision measuring tools such as micrometers, dial indicators, thread gauges, pressure and volume testers, compression testers and pyrometers.
    Frame contract and drive on lifts
    Wheel balancing and front end alignment equipment
    Brake-drum and rotor refinishing lathes
    Internet service information
    ASE Student Certification in Automotive Brakes, Electronic/Electrical System, Automotive Suspension and Steering, Automotive Engine Performance

    Student Organizations

    Skills USA
    National Automotive Technicians Foundation (NATEF)
    Skills USA
    Teacher Contact Information
    Gary Mitchhart
    (440) 885-8439