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  • Two Auto Tech students prepare a new car for purchase from a dealer.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

A student in the Automotive Technology program works on an engine.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
Ohio Technical 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 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.

Mr. Yankowski, Automotive Technology teacherInstructor – 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
609 A/C
Toyota TTEN Instructor Certified
Skills USA Scholarship
Wheels of Time Scholarship
Dennis Chaplin Scholarship

Work Experience:
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-logoSOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.

The Reading Muhlenberg CTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national
origin, immigration status, primary language, marital status, pregnancy or handicap/disability in its education programs, activities, and/or employment.

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