• Two Auto Tech students prepare a new car for purchase from a dealer.Develop the skills necessary to perform proper hands-on vehicle repair.
  • Expand your career options by earning your PA State Safety & Emissions Inspection certifications.
  • Maintain, diagnose, analyze, and repair basic-to-advanced automotive systems.
  • Learn the 3 “C’s” – complaint, cause, and correction – used in the automotive repair industry.
  • Perform a wide variety of hands-on repairs and experience the “live” automotive repair industry environment.

Job Titles – Career Pathways
41-2022    Parts Salespersons
49-2096    Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
49-3023    Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
49-3093    Tire Repairers and Changers
53-6051    Transportation Inspectors
53-7061    Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
LOCAL      Lube Technician
LOCAL      Alignment / Suspension Technician
LOCAL      Brake Technician

Auto Tech student diagnoses a problem under the hood of a car.CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Commonwealth Technical Institute
Community College of Allegheny County
Community College of Philadelphia
Delaware County Community College
Harrisburg Area Community College
Johnson College
Lincoln Technical Institute
Luzerne County Community College
Northampton Community College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Rosedale Technical College
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Universal Technical Institute (UTI)

student repairing a car doorStudent Certifications
NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Certification
* Automotive Technician – Core
Pennsylvania State Safety Inspector Certification, Cat I
Pennsylvania State Safety Inspector Certification, Cat III
Pennsylvania State Emissions Inspector Certification
OSHA Fire Extinguisher Certification
Valvoline Motor Oil Specialist Certification
Section 609 Certification for Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery

NATEF – National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation



For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.

Mr. Morraco, Automotive Technology instructorInstructor – Mr. Samuel M. Morraco Jr.

I am a lifelong resident of Reading, PA, and began my career as an automotive technician during my senior year of high school in 1987.

My time spent working in the automotive industry has taken me down numerous paths in life. Some of them were very challenging, but all were rewarding.

It only seems fitting now that I take what I have learned and pass it on to today’s youth, especially in the town that raised me.


Associate’s Degree, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Alvernia College
Vocational Teaching Certification, Level I and Level II, Temple University
PA Safety Vehicle Inspector Instructors’ Training Program
PA Emission Vehicle Inspector Instructors’ Training Program

Certifications and Awards
MACS–Mobile Air Conditioning Society (EPA Section 609 Certification for Refrigerant Recycling & Recovery)
Automotive Service of Excellence (A.S.E.) – Maintenance and Light Repair (G-1)

Work Experience
My experience incorporates a thorough understanding via intense training in all of the systems of a vehicle. I have practiced these skills at dealerships.

Hire Date: 2004

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in its educational and vocational programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI.
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