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Automotive Technologies

Instructor: Mr. Zalewski

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The automotive mechanics technology student will learn to do almost any type of automotive adjustment or repair necessary. These duties include disassembling and overhauling engines, clutches, CV joints, and other parts of the automobile; in addition to, grinding valves, repairing brake systems, diagnosing and repairing electrical systems, and performing wheel alignments. The chief skill learned will be the ability to find the cause of the faulty operation, locate the defect and repair or replace it.

Students use Snap-on diagnostic scan tools, and Hunter Alignment Equipment. They will also use ALLDATA, which is the leading provider of automotive diagnostic and repair information.


  • Certified Emissions Inspector
  • Certified Saftey Inspector, Cat 1

Career Outlook

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry estimates that there will be over 1,200 openings available annually for skilled automotive mechanics.

Career opportunities available include:

  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Automotive Inspection Mechanic
  • Service Manager
  • Auto Parts Sales Representative
  • Automotive Alignment Technician

Student Comments

"This program allows me the opportunity to have hands on training in my future career field. It is a great educational experience."

Frank, WVW Junior

"I have gained a great deal of knowledge over the four years I was here. It gives me a lot of options."

Fred, Dallas Senior

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The West Side Career and Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national orgin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Career and Technical education program offerings include: Auto Body Repair; Automotive Technology; Business Marketing; Carpentry; Computer Info Systems; Computer Maintenance; Cosmetology; Culinary; Early Childhood Ed; Electrical; Health Related Tech; HVAC; Law Enforcement; Machine Tool; and Multi Media. Inquiries may be directed to the West Side CTC's Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504 Coordinator at 75 Evans St, Kingston PA 18704 or 570-288-8493.

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