Auto Mechanics

Program Overview

CIP Code: 47.0604

Students have opportunity to learn Automotive Service and Repair basic skills and earn industry certifications/credentials for entry-level positions in an Automotive Service Department.

Doug Stimely

Doug Stimely


Enrollment Process

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Instructor Biography

23 years in industry achieving Master Technician status for Chrysler, GM and ASE + 23 years as teacher achieving 2003 National Automotive Instructor of the year, 2013 21st Century Automotive Challenge/EEVC Hall of Fame inductee


CAIS (ALLDATA), Automotive Lift Institute, WD-40 Tool and Equipment, (3) Valvoline Motor Oil + Chemical + Fluids, (9) SP2, Snap-On Hand Tool Safety, MACS Section 609 A/C, PA Safety Inspector, PA OBD II Emission Inspector + Coming soon – Subaru Level 1 (12 courses)

Employer Partners

Brenner Tire and Auto, Stroup’s Service Center, Ascendance Truck Centers, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot), Blaise Alexander Subaru, Peachey’s Garage, Fleming’s Garage, Hess Tire, Bobby Rahal Toyota-Lexus, Lake Ford, Lake Chevy, Lake Chrysler-Jeep, Faye L. Wagner Tire, Plus many more.

Possible Careers

Entry-Level service technician, Parts department technician, Reconditioning Technician, Service Writer, Lot Porter, Service Manager, Service Director, General Manager, Shop owner/proprietor

Required Items

Industry required footwear and full-length work pants

Dual Enrollment Opportunities

2 courses: (3 credit) Automotive Brakes + (3 credit) Automotive Steering and Suspension through Penn College Dual Enrollment

Career & Technical Student Organization

Skills USA, National Technical Honor Society, Automotive Competition


Level 1 & 2 students 9:20-11:40, Level 2 & 3 Students 12:40-2:50

Task Grid

Task grid to change starting in 2024-2025 school year as per PDE

Scope/Sequence & Task Grid

Post-Secondary Opportunities

Penn College, (OTC) Ohio Technical College, (UNoH) University of Northwestern Ohio, (CPDI) Central PA. Diesel Institute, (HACC) Harrisburg Area Community College, (NTI) NASCAR Technical Institute, (UTI) Universal Technical Institute, (ATC) Automotive Technical College and many, many others.