- Develop the skills necessary to perform proper hands-on vehicle repairs.
- Expand your career options by earning your PA Vehicle 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.
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
Ohio Technical 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 Vehicle Safety Inspector Certification, Cat I
Pennsylvania Vehicle Safety Inspector Certification, Cat III
Pennsylvania Vehicle Emissions Inspector Certification
OSHA Fire Extinguisher Certification – 29 CFR 1910-157
Valvoline Motor Oil Specialist Certification
S/P2 – Automotive Service Safety & Automotive Service Pollution Prevention
EPA 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. Zak Yankowski
I attended tech school, and it was one of the best choices in my life. I not only learned valued skills with the auto trade but I learned how to carry myself as a professional. Looking back at my experience, I’ve gained a motivation/drive to help other students and share what was given to me: a goal and belief to be successful. While working as a team leader at a dealership, I trained techs and enjoyed it. I wanted to further pursue education so I began teaching post-secondary education at UTI for two years. I am very eager to teach at RMCTC and share my experience and knowledge.
High School Diploma
WMCTC Technical School
Camden County Community College
Certifications and Awards:
ASE Master and G1
PA Safety and Emissions
Toyota TTEN Instructor Certified
Skills USA Scholarship
Wheels of Time Scholarship
Dennis Chaplin Scholarship
CJ’s tire and auto repair (general service & tire tech)
Tri County Toyota (Team Leader)
Eaglestream Apartments – (vehicle fleet maintenance)
Universal Technical Institute – (Technical Team Leader for TPAT *Toyota certification program)
SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.