Automotive Technology


Automotive Technology offers a wide variety of opportunities for the students.  They can learn a valuable trade through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training.  Curriculum is revised to keep current with the latest technological developments in the automotive industry. 

Some key areas of instruction are:  Automotive maintenance and light repair, engine repair, automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train and axle, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance.


  • Pennsylvania State Inspection-Cat 1
  • Pennsylvania Emission Inspection
  • ASE Refrigerant, Reclamation & Recovery
  • Snap On Meter
  • ALLDATA Certification
  • Valvoline Oil
  • OSHA 10
  • SP2 Safety
  • PA Skills Certificate (NOCTI)


What will I learn? 

Students will master competencies in the automotive curriculum which will include:

  • Safety
  • Basic automotive service
  • Engine repair and performance
  • Suspension and steering
  • Electrical/electronic systems
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • PA Safety & Emissions inspection
  • Automatic transmission/transaxles
  • Manual drive train and axles
  • Brakes

Potential Career Opportunities:

Automotive Tech


Post-Secondary Education available at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), University of Northwestern Ohio, Pennsylvania College of Technology

There are several programs that can provide you with ways to earn a college degree in less time and for less money.  One way is through SOAR – Students Occupationally and Academically Ready.  These are free college credits earned while at York Tech.  These are called articulated credits and these can save you time and money.  Please click below to see the credits you are eligible to earn through this program.

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Students at York Tech are required to wear a uniform.   Please click below for information regarding your technical uniform.

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Contact the Instructors:

Mr. Dave Merges                

Mr. Todd Kessler