Automotive Technology

Instructor: Mr. Michael Hoult


Instructor: Mr. Fred Kirby


Instructor: Mr. Robert Porter


Course Description

CIP Code: 47.0604

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician


This is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles and light trucks. This program includes instruction in the diagnosis and testing, including computer analysis, of malfunctions in and repair of engines, fuel, electrical, cooling and brake systems,drive trains and suspension systems. Instruction is also given in the adjustment and repair of individual components and systems such as fuel system components and air conditioning, and includes the use of technical repair information and the procedures for state inspection.

Course Content

Topics of study include:

  • Orientation and Safety

  • Tools/Fasteners

  • Suspension and Steering

  • Brakes

  • Electrical and Electronics Systems

  • Engine Repair

  • Engine Performance

  • Vehicle Maintenance and Reconditioning

  • Heating and Air Conditioning

Required Uniform & Materials

The CMTHS Required Automotive Technology Uniform can be ordered HERE.

  • Dark blue Dickies® pants

  • Leather work boots

  • CMTHS Auto Tech T-shirt

  • School supplies: notebook, 3-ring binder, pens/pencils, calculator, flash drive.

  • CMTHS will provide 1 pair of safety glasses; replacement glasses are available for $2.00 each



  • Tool box

  • Lock

  • Starter Tool Kit - Click HERE for Automotive Technology Tool List

Related Occupations

  • Automotive Technician

  • Parts Sales

  • State Emissions Inspector

  • General Line Technician

  • Service Writer

  • Car Sales

  • Parts Sales

Potential Certifications

Students in the Automotive Technology Program may earn the following certifications:

  • NOCTI Automotive Technology PA

  • AC Delco: Brakes, Maintenance, Electrical, Tires & Wheels, Steering, Diagnostics, Automatic Transmissions, Professional Skills

  • SP/2: Mechanical Safety, Mechanical Pollution Prevention, Hazardous Training

  • NAPA E-learning Course

  • Valvoline Engine Oil & Chemicals Certification

  • AYES Certificate

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification

  • Certified PA Safety Inspector

  • Certified PA Emissions Inspector

  • EPA609 Certification

Post-Secondary Education

 Recent graduates from the Automotive Technology program are attending:

  • Automotive Training Center

  • Universal Technical Institute

  • Montgomery County Community College


Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education.  Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students.

Click HERE and select Automotive Mechanics Tech 47.0604 and your year of graduation to see what Articulation Agreements are available for this program of study.

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462




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Central Montco Technical High School does not discriminate in its education programs, activities or employment practices based on sex, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, political opinions or affiliations, or lawful activity in any employee organization. Central Montco Technical High School provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For information about your civil right and grievance procedures, contact Larry Byron, Equal Rights Coordinator, (610) 277-2301.


La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central no discrimina en sus programas de educación, actividades o prácticas de empleo basadas en sexo, origen en color, nacional, raza, orientación sexual, discapacidad, edad, religión, ascendencia, opiniones políticas o afiliaciones, o actividad legal en ninguna organización de empleado. La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central ofrece un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Para obtener información acerca de su derecho civil y de los procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese Larry Byron, Coordinadora de Igualdad de Derechos, (610) 277 -2301.