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Automotive Technology

Your friends and family know the best place to find you - under the hood of a vehicle. But your love for cars doesn't have to be only a hobby, it can be a career. If you enjoy fixing things and know how to problem-solve by understanding how things work, you have what it takes to study mechanics at NCC.

The automotive industry is one of Pennsylvania's largest - from manufacturers and suppliers to dealers and repair shops - skilled workers with a passion for cars are in demand and our graduates have a high rate of placement after graduation. As a result, automotive technology is one of NCC's most popular career training programs. We teach a high level of technical understanding of the current developments in the automotive service field, and all ASE certified automotive service areas are covered in the program, including electronics, drivetrains and engine management systems. We've also partnered with several manufacturers to offer courses based on best practices for repair and maintenance, with a focus on advanced technology.

In as little as one year, you can graduate with a specialized diploma or associate degree in applied science that will position you for success in a variety of roles.

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Degree Programs

Semesters: 5
Credits: 72
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Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Associate in Applied Science

NCC's program provides students with high-level technical understanding of current developments in the automotive service profession. Our program focuses on the mastery of technology as you prepare for the workplace. The two-year program is approved by GM, Chrysler, and Subaru. All feature both classroom work and supervised experience at a sponsoring dealership or approved automotive service facility. Northampton's GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) and the Chrysler MOPAR College Automotive Program (MCAP) are both certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation.

Semesters: 2
Credits: 30
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Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Specialized Diploma

NCC's program provides students with high-level technical understanding of current developments in the automotive service profession. Our program focuses on the mastery of technology as you prepare for the workplace. The two-year program is approved by GM, Chrysler, and Subaru. All feature both classroom work and supervised experience at a sponsoring dealership or approved automotive service facility. Northampton's GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) and the Chrysler MOPAR College Automotive Program (MCAP) are both certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation.

Semesters: 2
Credits: 33
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Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Certificate

Do you have an interest in the automotive field and enjoy interacting with people? If so then becoming an Automotive Service Consultant may be just the niche for you. This one year certificate program will provide you with the basic knowledge of automotive systems and the skills necessary to interact effectively with the customer. There is always a demand for skilled service consultants in automotive dealerships and the aftermarket repair industry.

Semesters: 2
Credits: 24
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Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Associate in Applied Science

ASE certified technicians (A1 - A8 + L1) now have a convenient and faster option for earning an associate's degree. Northampton's Automotive Technology Online program is designed for Master ASE technicians looking to advance or change their careers. If you have the qualifications, you can receive 44 credits toward your degree from your ASE certifications. The remaining 24 credits may be taken through Northampton's Online Learning division.

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Credits: Not Applicable
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Campus: Bethlehem
Program Type: Career Training

NCC also offers Career Training Certificates for those interested in Automotive Technology including AUTNC100 - Enhanced Emission Inspection (EEIC) and AUTNC 200 - Inspection Mechanic Training. For more information about these courses, click here.

 

Program Information

As mentioned above, the Automotive Technology program teaches a high level of technical understanding of the current developments in the automotive service field. All ASE certified automotive service areas are covered in the program, including electronics, drivetrains and engine management systems. In addition, the Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) in partnership with General Motors, the MoparCap (MCAP) program in partnership with Fiat/Chrysler Automobiles and Subaru University (SU) in partnership with Subaru of America are highlighted as manufacturer partners. In cooperation with their related repair facilities, the programs at NCC focus on classroom and laboratory work at the College as well as supervised work experience at sponsoring associated dealerships leading to an AAS degree. Likewise, the global program culminating in an AAS degree, is available to students who wish to be employed in other professional automotive repair facilities.

Manufacturing Partner Websites:

GMASEP (GM program)

MoparCap (MCap Chrysler program)

Subaru University (Subaru program)

 

Career Opportunities

Automotive technology encompasses careers in the technical diagnosis, repair and maintenance of a vehicle's mechanical and electronic systems. Common job titles include automobile service technician, shop foreman, team leaders or service managers. Workers in this field may also choose to specialize in specific automotive areas such as drivetrains, fuel injection/engine management, electronics or hybrid vehicles. Most automotive service technicians work in highly professional atmospheres with additional technical training provided by employers throughout a technician's career.

Future Career Paths

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Transmission and Drive Train Specialist
  • Service Writer
  • Shop Foreman
  • Specialty Repair Shop Owner
  • Auto Electronics Specialist
  • Engine Performance Specialist
  • Service Manager
  • Specialty Technician

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