• Automotive Technician Training Programs at CCAC

    Students looking for the finest automotive technician training in Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio can find it all right here at CCAC, which has earned an "excellent" rating from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in its Safety Inspection Academic Audit. The coordinator of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Inspections Division, thanked CCAC for "maintaining such high quality standards" and stated the college is "a fine example of an institution that PennDOT is proud to partner with to provide training and certification in safety inspection."

    As part of our comprehensive automotive program you can be trained broadly across vehicle manufacturers or you can choose to specialize in one of our three domestic manufacturer programs in conjunction with either General Motors, Ford or Chrysler. Either way, the technician education is superb as it will prepare you for a great career as an automotive dealer technician, fleet mechanic, or independent repair shop tech.

    In a unique training environment, students learn by completing shop work assignments on our fleet of nearly 70 late model vehicles in our state of the art automotive facility located at CCAC's West Hills Center near the Robinson Town Mall. Students are also educated through online web-based training, ASE NATEF approved curriculum and co-operative work experience at new car dealerships.

    The manufacturer programs combine classroom and lab work with a paid 6 to 12 week on job training (OJT) work program at a participating dealer or repair shop. The dealership- sponsored automotive program prepares students for a career as an automotive service technician in a General Motors, Ford or Chrysler dealership. Working at the automobile dealer as a technician apprentice ensures that students have the technical competency and skill level to analytically and safely diagnose, service and maintain the customer's vehicles using recommended procedures, special tools and service information. These 3 programs are identified as GM ASEP, Chrysler CAP, and Ford ASSET.

    Green technology and Alternative Fuels at CCAC

    In response to a changing world, CCAC offers students the option of enrolling in the newest technologies related to green initiatives such as hybrid technology and alternative fuels like natural gas and propane. By taking courses such as ATE-155 Introduction to Hybrid Vehicles, students will learn about high voltage safety and safe working habits when performing service or maintenance to hybrid vehicles like the Toyota Prius and the Ford Fusion Hybrid. They can then move onto other alternative fuel courses such as the natural gas tank inspection course. CCAC currently has five alternative fuel vehicles in our fleet as well as a natural gas charging station and fast charger for electric cars.  This are ideal courses for new automotive technicians or those with experience already in the field. 

    Faster Results

    CCAC's automotive certificate program can be completed in 18 months or less while the associate degree programs can be completed in less than 2 years of full-time study. In addition to the certificate or diploma students in our programs will obtain two certifications: Emissions Inspector Certification and State Inspection Certification. They are also prepared to complete the industry recognized ASE certification tests through CCAC.

    Students learn the latest developments in engine repair, automotive body electrical systems, engine control systems, brakes, suspension systems, automatic and manual transmissions, fuel systems and emission control systems. In addition to the technical curriculum the associate's degree program offers courses that enhance future opportunities for career advancement and management positions. 

  • Automotive Programs and Courses

    The CCAC Automotive Technology programs are designed to prepare students to become automotive technicians, trained in the latest automotive service technologies and methods. Courses include technical training on current model vehicles and components with emphasis on the latest developments in brakes,steering, suspension, basic electronics, climate control, basic engine performance, emission inspector and safety inspector certification. Discover which one is right for you.

    Automotive Technology (350.3) Certificate
    Automotive Technology (349.3) Associate of Science
    ASEP/ASSET/CAP Automotive Service Program (507.3)

  • CCAC Automotive Technology Programs Pittsburgh Ford GM Chrysler

    At CCAC we offer training through 3 major domestic auto manufacturers in both certificate or Associate Degrees. Focus on one of the three major brands of domestic cars or choose a comprehensive course path covering all three manufacturers. The school is NATEF certified and offers classes for Pennsylvania State and Emissions Licensing. Call 412-788-7500 for more information.

    Ford Technical Career Entry Programs

    At CCAC we offer training through 3 major domestic auto manufacturers. You have the choice of both Certificate programs or Associate Degrees. CCAC’s Ford ASSET program incorporates the study of automotive service operations, human relations and the proper computer skills to provide students with a foundation to advance into supervisory and management positions.

    Mopar CAP Auto Mechanic Technician Training

    The Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers a 2 year associate's degree in Automotive Technology through a partnership with Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Fiat dealerships in your area. Train to be a certified Chrysler Master Technician and earn top wages in the automotive field. Call 412-788-7377 for more info or email jnadzam2@ccac.edu.

    General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program

    Automotive Mechanic / Technician Training at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The General Motors GM ASEP program offers students a 2 year associates degree in Automotive Technology as well as a paid internship at a local GM dealership. Call 412-788-7500 for more information.
  • Contact

    Robert Koch
    CCAC’s Automotive Technology Program
    CCAC West Hills Center
    1000 McKee Road
    Oakdale, PA 15071
    Phone: 412.788.7500
  • What happens after graduation?

    Automotive Technology

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for certified workers in the automotive technology field for the next 10 years is expected to keep pace with the national average, with growth promising to be as high as 17% in some areas. Additionally, the number of job openings is expected to outstrip the number of available workers, increasing the number of job opportunities

    Earn Factory-training Certification 

    Because ASSET/ASEP/CAP program graduates also earn specific factory training certification, graduates are highly sought after for employment at dealerships which are required to employ factory-trained technicians. According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for automotive technicians are expected to increase by 5% in the coming years, with jobs outnumbering the available number of skilled workers.

  • Automotive Service Program ASEP Fact Sheet

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    Automotive Service Program: ASSET Fact Sheet

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    Automotive Service Program CAP Fact Sheet

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    Automotive Technology Fact Sheet

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