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.
LocationValley Forge High School CreditsJunior Year - 3Senior Year - 3 College CreditAvailable college credit awarded upon meeting articulation requirements Post-SecondaryEntry Level TechnicianAuto Service TechnicianTruck TechnicianService WriterParts Counter Sales PersonSpecialized Auto ServiceService ManagerElectrical Engineer (with post-secondary training) Equipment UsedBasic industry tools such as wrenches, sockets, pliers, and screwdriversAutomotive hand-held testing equipment such as digital multi-meters, scan tools, and current probesPrecision measuring tools such as micrometers, dial indicators, thread gauges, pressure and volume testers, compression testers and pyrometers.Frame contract and drive on liftsWheel balancing and front end alignment equipmentBrake-drum and rotor refinishing lathesInternet service information CertificationsASE Student Certification in Automotive Brakes, Electronic/Electrical System, Automotive Suspension and Steering, Automotive Engine Performance
Student OrganizationsSkills USANational Automotive Technicians Foundation (NATEF)
CompetitionsSkills USA Teacher Contact InformationGary Mitchhart(440) 885-8439