- Acquire the skills necessary to obtain knowledge and hands-on experience to work on today’s sophisticated vehicles.
- Receive training in order to obtain your PA State Inspection certifications.
- Apply the skills learned to perform factory maintenance and repair of factory machinery.
- Develop and apply the skills needed to perform repairs on equipment from lawn care machines to small diesel engines and motorcycles.
Job Titles – Career Pathways
41-2022 Parts Salespersons
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Commonwealth Technical Institute
Pennsylvania College of Technology
NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Certification
* Small Engine Technology
Pennsylvania State Certified Emissions Inspector
Pennsylvania State Certified Safety Inspector, Cat I
Pennsylvania State Certified Safety Inspector, Cat II
Pennsylvania State Certified Safety Inspector, Cat III
Outdoor Power Equipment Technician Certification
➤ For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.
Instructor – Mr. Paul E. Miller
My entire career revolves around the maintenance and repair of all types of motorized vehicles. Upon graduation from high school, I attended and earned my certification in auto and diesel repair technology. After working as a lead diesel mechanic for 13 years, I operated my own repair station for five years. My work experience includes factory machine maintenance, diesel- and gas-powered equipment, as well as boats and motorcycles. I currently hold a Voc Ed II degree for technical education from Temple University.
Degree in diesel technology from MTA School
Safety Inspector Instructor
State Emission Instructor
Certifications and Awards
Two-stroke engine and four-stroke engine certifications from EETC
Certified Inspection Mechanic for motorcycles, cars, and trucks
Certified PA Emission Inspector
Diesel and motorcycle mechanic for more than 20 years.
Hire Date: 2007
SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.