Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Location: East Campus (Oley)                   Instructor: Gayle Leinbach | Keith Nichols
Location: West Campus (Leesport)          Instructor: Jose Gonzalez
CIP Code: 47.0604

The Automotive Technology program is nationally recognized and accredited by the National Automotive Training Education Foundation (NATEF). The program prepares students to engage in diagnosis, servicing, and maintenance of all types of automobiles. Students perform live work and gain invaluable skills in all aspects of automotive technology.

Students begin with the fundamentals and learn to identify and properly use tools and fasteners as well as general auto reconditioning skills. Students learn to inspect, repair and replace components of the suspension / chassis, brake, engine, cooling, fuel, ignition, electrical, exhaust, emissions, air conditioning systems, as well as drive lines according to the student’s chosen career objective. Welding processes and safety techniques are also taught. Students are taught to use technical service information systems and are prepared to obtain the Pennsylvania State Inspection and/or Emission certification.

Graduates are well qualified to enter the automotive field as entry-level service technicians and mechanics. Students who pursue advanced technical training at the post-secondary level will find an array of opportunities in service, management, and entrepreneurship.

Industry Certifications:

Certified Emissions Inspector*
Certified Safety Inspector – Cat I*
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Section 609 Certificate for Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery

*A student may take the test for certified Safety Inspector – Cat I; however PennDOT holds the certificate until the student is 18 years old.


Required/Optional Items
Purchased through

Required Items
Purchase from any Vendor

Required Footwear

Required Safety Gear

One Shirt (Any Style Listed) & One Pair of Pants:

· Navy Short Sleeve Tee Shirt with BCTC logo
· Navy Long Sleeve Work Shirt with BCTC Logo
· Navy Short Sleeve Work Shirt with BCTC Logo
· One Pair Navy Industrial Work Pants – proper fitting and no holesOPTIONAL:
· Navy Fleece Zippered and Hooded Pullover with BCTC Logo
· Charcoal Crewneck Sweatshirt with BCTC Logo

Work shoes or work boots


Safety glasses with side shields provided by BCTC.




Modern Automotive Technology (10th Edition) – by Goodheart-Wilcox

ISBN #:  978-1645646884

Access Key MUST be purchased from your instructor for electronic version of Textbook, Workbook, and Shop Manual. Order early to assure arrival prior to start of school.

You will be given information at New Student Orientation

Tool / Supply / Protective Equipment

Quantity Needed Level 1, 2, or 3 Approximate Cost Suggested Vendor
Footwear Requirement: Slip resistant work shoes or boots 1 pair Levels 1, 2, & 3 TBD Any store
Tire Tread Depth Gauge 1 Levels 1, 2, & 3 $5.00 Local parts store
Tire Pressure Gauge 1 Levels 1, 2, & 3 $5.00 Local parts store
Tire Valve Stem Core Remover 1 Levels 1, 2, & 3 $5.00 Local parts store
12-Volt Test Light 1 Levels 1, 2, & 3 $5.00 Local parts store
3″, 3-Ring Binder 1 Levels 1, 2, & 3 $8.00 – $12.00 Staples
Automotive Technology

Program Entrance Recommendations:

  • Reading at grade level
  • Basic math
  • Fractions, decimals, & percentages
  • Measuring: standard & metric systems
  • Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Mechanical aptitude

Career Pathways:

  • Automotive Master Mechanic/Technician
  • Automotive Specialty Technician
  • Service Technician & Mechanic
  • Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & System Inspector
  • Automotive & Watercraft Attendant
  • Detailer (Cleaner of Vehicles)
  • Tire Repairer & Changer
  • Automotive Technology Instructor
  • Service Manager
  • Parts Manager
  • Service Advisor
  • After-market Automotive Marketing/ Sales
  • Equipment Salesperson
  • New/Used Car Salesperson
  • Racing Crew