Automotive Technology

Are you a fan of " The Fast & The Furious"?

The science, technology, and hands-on know-how to get vehicles running.

Automotive Technology prepares students with the technical know-how and skills required to service and maintain automobiles. This program focuses on diagnosing and testing malfunctions in and repair of engines, fuel, electrical, cooling and brake systems and drive train and suspension systems. Students have access to professional technical repair information and will learn the PA state inspection procedures.

What you can look forward to when you enroll in the Auto Technology program:

Car Shows

Philadelphia International Auto Show – February

Randolph Career & Technical High School – Universal Motorsports Association Car Show to benefit SkillsUSA – May

CF Charities Super Car Show at the Wells Fargo Center – June

NASCAR Xfinity Cup drivers Bubba Wallace, Brennan Poole and Ryan Reed visit the School District of Philadelphia’s A. Phillip Randolph Technical High School, Tuesday May 17, 2016, in Philadelphia. (Comcast Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

NASCAR day at different schools, sponsored by COMCAST

Competitions

All-City Auto Skills Technical Competition – winners go to the state competition for SkillsUSA in Hershey, PA

Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia – CARing For Kids Foundation   Career fair and written qualifying test in November for Seniors; hands-on technical competition in February.  Participants share in $800,000 worth of prizes and scholarships.  Winners go to the New York International Auto Show for the U.S. competition.

Paid Internships

City of Philadelphia’s Office of Fleet Management

Summer Workready jobs at new car dealerships, fleets, independent shops

Learn more about internship locations

Trips

To places like SEPTA, Auto Dealerships, and Fleet shops

Certifications

S/P2 Safety & Pollution Prevention, Valvoline Motor Oil Basics, EPA Section 609 Air Conditioning/Refrigerant Certificate, PA Certified Safety Inspector

Equipment

Learn to use industry-standard equipment including hand and power tools, tire changer, wheel balancer, brake lathe, alignment machine, charging system tester, etc.

Post-Secondary Schools

Trips have included tours of ATC, UTI, CCP, and Lincoln Tech.  Trade school representatives visit classes to speak about opportunities for further training in the transportation industry.

College Articulations

Gain College credits during high school.   Students who excel in the auto tech program can be recommended by their teacher to earn nine (9) college credits going to schools like CCP, Penn College of Technology, and Thaddeus Stevens.