- 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
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
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)
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.
Instructor – 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)
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
SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.