- Receive training in order to obtain your PA State Inspection certifications in auto/light truck, heavy truck/trailer, and emissions.
- Prepare for a future in the diesel powered Industry, whether it is medium or heavy duty trucks, tractor, or construction equipment.
- Develop the skills necessary to obtain knowledge to perform on- and off-vehicle repairs needed in the diesel repair Industry.
- Utilize computers in the shop to diagnose problems on vehicles and how to repair them.
Job Titles – Career Pathways
41-2022 Parts Salespersons
49-3023 Automobile Service Technicians & Mechanics
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
LOCAL Service Specialist
CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Lincoln Technical Institute
Pennsylvania College of Technology
NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Certification
* Diesel Technology
Pennsylvania State Safety Inspector Certification, Cat I
Pennsylvania State Safety Inspector Certification, Cat III
Pennsylvania State Emissions Inspector 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. Charles W. Norman
Born and raised in Lebanon County, I graduated from Lebanon Senior High School and Lebanon Vo-Tech. During junior high and high school, I found a deep interest in automobiles and eventually an interest in diesel trucks due to my vo-tech teacher, Mr. Pierson.
After graduation from Lebanon High, I worked in a foundry for two years. I went to college to pursue a more intensive training in diesel technology. I was the “old man” at Williamsport Area Community College, but well admired by my classmates and instructors. I began my diesel career in 1978 and, in 1983, accepted a teaching position with RMAVTS.
Williamsport Area Community College
Vocational Education I Teaching Certification, Temple University
Vocational Education II Teaching Certification, Penn State University
Certifications and Awards
Diesel Mechanics and Auto Mechanics, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Instructor Certificate in Pennsylvania State Emissions and Safety Inspection
ASE Diesel Tech Certified:
- Diesel Engines
- Suspension and Steering
- Electrical/Electronic System
- Preventive Maintenance Inspection
MACS – EPA 609 Refrigerant, Recycling and Recovery
Lebanon School District Super Cedar Volunteer 2005, awarded “Cedar Plate” for volunteer service
Lebanon County Vo-Tech – 3 years in auto mechanics
Lesher Mack Truck – 5 years
Pennfield shop foreman – 3 years
New Penn Motor – 1 year
Hire Date: 1983
Lebanon High School Athletic Boosters
SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.