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Automotive Technology


Fast cars…great jobs! Automotive is a complex and technology-driven industry that is constantly changing. This two-year career 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.


  • Career Pathways:

Program prepares students for entry level employment as automotive technician trainee, maintenance and light repair, and new car prep. With further education and experiences, students can find opportunities in occupations such as automotive service, engineering and design, manufacturer representative, and automotive insurance industry/damage appraisal and testing.

See Career Pathway Information here.

  • Post-secondary/Advanced Placement:

Students have continued their education at Automotive Training Center, Lincoln Tech, Ohio Technical College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Universal Technical Institute, and University of Northwestern Ohio. Students have worked at dealerships that offer training/employment of students getting them right into their field. Postsecondary is particularly important if students want to pursue diesel, heavy equipment, racing, powersport or marine. Students qualify for advanced standing through an articulation agreement with Pennsylvania College of Technology. EASTERN has established college credit articulation programs with Ohio Technical College, Universal Technical Institute, and University of Northwestern Ohio.

  • Industry Certifications:

Students can earn Valvoline Oil, SP/2 in Automotive Service Safety, SP/2 in Automotive Service Pollution Prevention, Resume Building, and Automotive Lift Institute Certification. Students will prepare to sit for the Automotive Series exams in the ASE entry-level certification program. Students are also prepared to sit for the PA State Inspection and PA State Emissions Licenses. Per Pennsylvania State regulations, students must be 18 years old and register at an approved testing facility. Dealerships offer factory certifications to students.

  • Materials and fees:

Approximately $100 – $150

Meet Your Instructor

Automotive Technology and You

Student Awards

  • Abington High School Alumni Association Award
  • Aramark Award
  • Attendance Award
  • Bryner Chevrolet Award
  • Colony Club of Ambler Scholarship Award
  • Director’s Award
  • Eastern Foundation Award
  • Educators’ Association Award
  • Foundation Award for High Student Achievement
  • Grainger Award
  • Hatboro Rotary
  • Huntingdon Valley Rotary Award
  • MARA/Automotive Aftermarket Tech Award
  • Robert H. Mertz Scholarship for Further Education in Automotive Technology
  • Rotary Club of Horsham (M. Earle Felber Vocational Award)
  • Sean C. Burke Memorial Scholarship
  • SkillsUSA Advisors Award
  • Springfield Rotary Award (John McCook Memorial)
  • Springfield Township High School Alumni Association Award (STHSAA)
  • Straight A
  • Student of the Month
  • Willow Grove Lions Club Award
  • Willow Grove Rotary Award (Service Above Self)

Class Awards

  • Each class at EASTERN competes for the Class Monthly Attendance Award. This is calculated based on the best attendance percentage of the AM and PM session.