You will have the opportunity to obtain a PA State Inspection License, Air Conditioning Certification, SP/2 Safety Certification, Valvoline Oil Certification, and NATEF Certification. The certifications and skills learned allow you to enter the automotive repair industry with skills and certification to back up those skills. You also have the opportunity to qualify for advanced placement at post-secondary institutions such as Penn College, Harrisburg Area Community College, and Northwestern Ohio.
Entry-level auto technicians generally earn around $8.00 per hour, progressing up to $20.00 per hour with experience and training. An “A” level technician in a mid-sized city such as Scranton can earn up to $100,000 per year. The education received through the Automotive Technology Program allows you to climb this salary ladder very quickly.