Automotive

Automotive Technology

Automotive Mechanics I

Hrs: 45
Tuition: $400
Terms Offered: I, III
Course #: 5230
Days: Term I T/Th, Term III M/W
Time: 5:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Overview of automotive service practices and procedures, shop equipment, use of shop manuals, basic diagnosis and minor repairs, identification of components, and component terminology.

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Automotive Mechanics II

Hrs: 45
Tuition: $400
Terms Offered: II, IV

Course #: 5231

Days: Term II T/Th, Term IV M/W

Time: 5:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Introduction into electrical, electronics and magnetism principles as they relate to the automobile. Use of basic electrical/electronic test equipment as it relates to batteries, charging, and starting systems and interpretation of wiring schematics are included. Also, the use of meters (DVOM) for electronic repair.

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Automotive Mechanics III

Hrs: 45
Tuition: $400
Terms Offered: III, V
Course #: 5233
Days: Term III T/Th, Term V M/W
Time: 5:30 - 8:45 p.m.

This course offers the theories, principles of operation, and service procedures used to diagnose problems and service automobile engines. Students will receive instruction in performance testing using basic tools, engine analyzer, scanners, and meters.

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Automotive Mechanics IV

Hrs: 45
Tuition: $400
Terms Offered: I, IV
Course #: 5234
Days: Term I M/W, Term IV T/Th
Time: 5:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Instruction in air conditioning components and basic refrigeration principles as they are applied to automobile service and replacement. The operation of air conditioning controls is stressed. Instructions on the use of proper diagnostic, recovery and repair equipment are included.

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Small Engine Repair

Hrs: 45
Tuition: $400
Terms Offered: I, II, III, IV
Course #: 5223
Days: T, Th
Time: 5:30 - 8:45 p.m.

This course is designed for the hobbyist or the professional who will work on two-cycle and four-cycle small engines and needs the theory of operation, maintenance procedures, failure analysis, troubleshooting techniques and repair procedures.

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Pennsylvania State Inspection (Includes Tool Course)

Hrs: 15
Tuition: $270 
Terms Offered: Monthly
Course #: 5226
Days: M, T, Th, M, T
Time: 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

State mandated Inspection Regulations course as required for certification as an official Vehicle Safety Inspection Mechanic in Pennsylvania. The course conforms to the regulations of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Prerequisite: Students should understand basic auto mechanics.

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Pennsylvania Enhanced Emissions Inspector Initial Training/OBD II

Hrs: 16
Tuition: $200
Offered: As needed
Course #: 5240
Days: M - Th
Time: 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Call RCTC to Register:  814-464-8601

This course covers all aspects of the Pennsylvania emissions inspection program and OBD II. Successful completers earn certification as "PA Certified Enhanced Emissions Inspector." Cost includes textbook and certification test.

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Pennsylvania Enhanced Emissions Inspector OBD II Recertification

 Hrs: 4
Tuition: $55
Offered: As needed
Course #: 5241
Days: TBA
Time: 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Call RCTC to Register:  814-464-8601

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Enhanced Vehicle Safety Inspection (Additional Categories)

Tuition: $50 - $150
Offered by appointment only
Course #: 5250

Students taking these exams must have a current Safety Inspection Mechanic Certificate and a valid driver's license. Training materials are available to students free of charge by visiting PennDOT's Driver & Vehicle Services web site.

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Automotive Mechanic

Hrs: 275
Tuition: $2,735
Books: $353
Terms Offered: I, II, III, IV, V
Course #: 5299
Schedule: Days and times vary based on student's registered courses.

This program is on the Certified TAA/WIOA Training Programs/Providers List of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Workforce Development System. It is comprised of a series of courses and includes:

  • #5230--Auto Mechanics I
  • #5231--Auto Mechanics II
  • #5233--Auto Mechanics III
  • #5234--Auto Mechanics IV
  • #5226--Pennsylvania State Inspection/Tool Course
  • #5240--Pennsylvania Emission Inspector Training/OBD II

And two of the following electives:

  • #6002 OSHA 10
  • #6001 Employability Prep
  • #5500 Technical Math I
  • #5505 Technical Math II
  • #2023 Computer Basics/Windows
  • #2034 Microsoft Office I
  • #2035 Microsoft Office II

Please contact CareerLink at 814-455-9966 for more information.

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