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  • Automotive Technology
  • In the CTE Automotive Technology Program, students learn about  preventative automobile maintenance and troubleshooting. The program incorporates instruction in the diagnosis and testing—including computer analysis—of malfunctions in and repair of engines, fuel, electrical, cooling and brake systems, plus drive train and suspension systems. Instruction is also given in the adjustment and repair of cooling systems and includes the use of technical repair information and the state inspection procedures. 

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     The Automotive Technology Program is offered at the following school:

    • Pittsburgh Brashear High School

    Certifications Offered:

    • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
    • Safety & Pollution Prevention (S/P2) Automotive Service Pollution Prevention
    • S/P2 Automotive Service Safety
    • Motor Oil 

    Competency Task List

    The Competency Task List, issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), is a detailed list of the skills students must learn in each program of study.  When a student masters a competency task, the program instructor certifies this by placing their initials next to the task in the student’s Competency Task List Booklet.  This booklet is provided to each CTE student during the first year of the program.  The CTE instructor uses this booklet to keep track of the student’s progress.

    See the Automotive Technology Competency Task List.

    Students who are successful in the Automotive Technology program have the opportunity to earn FREE college credits, as part of this program of study.