to become an automotive service or diesel technician.
$713 billion. Nearly 74,000 job opportunities are projected to be available as automotive and diesel technicians each year through 2031 (bls.gov). It is critical that technicians have the entry-level skills required to succeed in this field
There is an increasing demand for training in the automotive industry and our courses provide students with the hands-on skills required to begin a career as an automotive service or diesel technician.
NPRC offers pre-certification experiences that address the industry safety regulations, including OSHA standards, that help learners to obtain nationally recognized credentials.
Courses available may include:
- Automotive Service Technician
- Diesel Technician
Following successful completion of these trainings, students will be prepared to work for trucking companies, delivery enterprises, municipal transit systems, and a wide range of transportation organizations.
Course: Automotive Service Technician
Location: NPRC Training and Education Center – Erie, 5739 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA 16506
Dates: April 24 to August 23, 2023
Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays on May 6, May 13, May 20, June 17, June 24, July 8, July 15, July 29, August 5, and August 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration Closes: April 17, 2023
Course Description: Automotive technicians work in a variety of settings overseeing and improving the performance of modern diesel engines and commercial vehicles, as well as sophisticated heavy equipment systems with electronic functions and advanced computer controls. Employed by major trucking organizations, auto service technicians are hired under job titles such as automotive technician, diesel technician, and diesel mechanic. This program provides students with the entry-level skills required to start a career in automotive repair and maintenance. The program is delivered through an intensive hands-on lab approach proficient in preventative maintenance and inspections by performing procedures in electrical, brakes, lubrication, hub seals, HVAC, aftertreatment systems, and diagnostics equipment. After completing this program and at their own expense, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field, including Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Auto Maintenance & Light Repair. Must be 18 years or older to enroll.
Course: Diesel Technician
Location: Northern Potter High School, 763 Northern Potter Road Ulysses, PA 16948
Dates: May 1 to August 30, 2023
Days/Times: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Registration Closes: April 24, 2023
Course Description: This program provides students the entry level skills required to start a career in automotive repair and maintenance specifically for diesel-powered equipment. The program is delivered through an intensive hands-on lab approach allowing students to concentrate on practical skills education and execution alongside supplemental online curriculum. The students will become proficient in preventative maintenance and inspections by performing procedures in electrical, brakes, lubrication, hub seals, HVAC, aftertreatment systems, and diagnostics equipment. Must be 18 years or older to enroll.
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