Automotive Technology - Lancaster County Career & Technology Center

Automotive Technology

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Program Overview

Automotive Technology Specialized Associate Degree Program (AST)

A Specialized Associate Degree represents the completion of a rigorous program that is recognized as providing advanced higher learning. Specialized Associate Degrees are accredited, as well as state recognized and approved. The Specialized Associate Degree may show employers that you have a more complete, well-rounded education with the ability and drive to advance in the chosen field.

Emissions Inspector Certification Course

Lancaster County CTC, in operation with the PA Department of Transportation, provides the necessary information and testing for Auto Mechanics to become Certified Emissions Inspectors.

Vehicle Safety Inspection Certification

Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, in cooperation with the PA Department of Transportation, provides the necessary information and testing for Auto Mechanics to become licensed as PA State Inspection Mechanics. A Commonwealth of PA State Inspection certification card (MV 439) will be issued by the PA Department of Transportation upon successful completion of this course. Four different certification categories are available.

Our Programs Are Built for Success

Earn industry recognized certifications

Take advantage of trips to the field and experts coming to the classroom to share about the industry

Opportunity for Cooperative education experiences.

Your Future in Automotive Technology

Jobs and Opportunities

  • General Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Automotive Sales
  • Emissions Tech
  • Automotive Parts department
  • Service Writer

Additional Certifications Available

  • Snap-On Tools 509 Meter Certification
  • ASE 609 AC Recovery & Recycling Certification
  • PA Safety & Emissions Certification Courses

Opportunity for Hands-on Experiences

Cooperative education/externship opportunities available for degree and certificate students

Why Lancaster County CTC

Your return on investment (ROI) is as important to you as it is for us. We are incredibly proud of our competitive tuition rate and completion rate.

Nationally Ranked

Don’t just take it from us!
The Lancaster County Career & Technology Center has been recognized by Forbes® Magazine as one of the top trade schools in the country.


Affordable hands on education opportunities with some of the best tuition rates in the region.

Small Class Size

Build personal relationships with instructors and classmates with small class sizes dedicated to your education.

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