Automotive Technology

 

 

This two-year half-day program is designed for the student who is serious about working in the automotive industry. One-year seniors will be considered if space is available in the program.

 

What You Should Know

  • Career Objectives:
    Automotive Technician Trainee
    Under Car Specialist
    New Car Preparation Technician
  • The Curriculum, Facility and Instructor are:
    National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Partners with the Automotive Youth Educational Systems Program
    (A-YES) to provide qualified juniors with experiences at participating dealerships and paid summer internships
  • Certification students can earn:
    ASE qualifying exams (after completing a reduced period of work experience in that industry).
  • Advanced Placement:
    Students also qualify for advanced standing through an articulation agreement with:
    Montgomery County Community College for 9 credits
    Lincoln Technical Institute for three courses
    Penn College of Technology
    Universal Technical Institute (UTI) for up to 4 UTI Auto Tech courses
  • With Higher Education:
    This program prepares the student for success in such career fields as: automotive service, engineering and design, manufacturer representative, insurance industry damage appraisal and testing, race car development, technical writing, managing and teaching.

 

College Post-Secondary Opportunities

  • Montgomery County Community College
    Articulation Agreement for qualified students for up to 9 credits in their Automotive Technology A.A.S. Program
    Savings up to $693
  • Lincoln Technical Institute – Philadelphia
    Qualified students who enroll at Lincoln Tech do not have to take up to 3 courses (Brake Systems / Steering & Suspension and Gasoline Engines)
    Savings up to $3,384
  • Penn College of Technology
    Advanced Placement – competency assessment evaluation made by our teacher to Penn College of Technology and they assign credit value
    Savings from $1,120-$3,360
  • Universal Technical Institute
    Articulation Agreement for qualified students for up to 4 UTI Auto Tech courses
    Savings up to $6000

 

Professional Certifications and Other Benefits

  • Program and teacher are ASE certified (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • Qualified students can take the ASE exam after completing a reduced period of work experience in the industry.
  • PA Auto Safety Inspection
  • PA Auto Emissions Inspection
  • This program is partnered with AYES (Automotive Educational Systems Program) to provide qualified juniors with experiences at participating dealerships and paid summer internships.

 

Externship and Graduate Placement

  • Paid Externship Employers
    Paid externship students need 665 hours, or about a year and a half in their program before being considered for paid externship. They usually work 4 days a week during school time for the employer and come back to EASTERN one day per week to work on any task as yet unfinished or skills needed for the job.
  • Graduate PlacementMany of our graduates continue their education or begin their employment right out of school. The following is a list of the educational institutions and companies that have placed our graduates:
    • Automotive Training Center
    • Ohio Technical College
    • Thaddeus Stevens School
    • Tuskegee University
    • Lincoln Technical Institute
    • Community College of Philadelphia
    • Montgomery County Community College
    • Penn College of Technology
    • Universal Technical Institute
    • Keenan Honda, Inc.
    • S and S Auto Sales
    • Infinity of Willow Grove
    • Thompson Toyota, Inc.
    • United States Navy