Automotive Technology III - NATEF Automobile Service Technician (AST)
Welcome to Automotive Technology III
Mr. B. Cesari AYES Career Information Link AND ONET An On-Line database that identifies occupations, describes the required skills and/or abilities needed to perform the work, the work environment, what principles, techniques, and procedures are used to perform specific job duties, the use of special equipment and other important information necessary to be successful on the job. Examples: Automotive Technician or Automotive Specialty Technicians.
Advancements in automobile safety, fuel management and comfort have led to an increasing reliance on computers and electronic components that make cars operate efficiently. Today’s auto technicians must be well-educated and continue training to stay on the cutting edge of advances in computer and electronic technology. They also must be skilled in all aspects of mechanical repair procedures and knowledgeable about service intervals and similar maintenance requirements on a wide variety of vehicles.
Auto Three begins with 230 hours of Electrical / Electronics Fundamentals. (Two Marking Periods) All students will have 40% theory and 60% hands on practices. Manufacturers continue to add electronics to vehicles. Vehicle safety, comfort, and entertainment is built into all vehicles for consumers. The need for technicians to understand Electrical / Electronics is going to be one of the most important skills in vehicle repairs today. Students will have hands on practices with Digital Multi meters, test lights, lab scopes, and a variety of scan tools. Most important is to understand ohms law application, Voltage, Amperage, and Current. You also learn the proper way to test and service batteries, starters, and charging systems. Lighting systems, gauges, and electrical accessories are also included in this portion of the program. Third & fourth marking period will introduce Brake System Service - Students will learn Brake System Hydraulics, system components, and system service. Including ABS, traction control and stability control. In addition, students will learn HVAC system operation, components, and system service. Including the option to obtain a section 609 AC certification
Auto Three continues with Engine Performance. 230 hours Engine Performance discipline (Two Marking Periods). Students will have hands on practices with special tools and equipment to understand the General Engine diagnosis, Computer Engine Controls, Ignition Systems, Fuel, air and exhaust Systems. Continued with Emission Controls Systems to earn Pennsylvania Emission Inspector Certification.
All Seniors will have the opportunity to receive a PA Emission Certification and also a PA Safety Inspection license.
Other required tests will be NOCTI and ASE testing. Students can earn a Pennsylvania Skills certificate and also take any of the A1 through A8 Student ASE tests at the end of senior year.
A good attitude and a desire to learn will create success
2018 Greater Philadelphia Automotive Dealers Association Competition. Congratulations to Eric Harlan & Dominic Carbone taking 1st place!!
2018 Skills USA District Winners: Congratulations to Raymond Lamar 1st Place Maintenance and Light Duty Repair!
2018 Skills USA District & State Winner!: Congratulations to Dominic Carbone 1st Place Automotive Service Technology!
2017 Skills USA District Winners: Congratulations to Tyler Ross Third Place Automotive Technology and Dominic Carbone First Place Automotive Specialization!
2017 Skills USA State competition: Congratulations Dominic Carbone Third Place Automotive Specialization!
2016 Greater Philadelphia Automotive Competition February 26th 2016
Congratulations to Joe Bruce and Devon Mammone. Winning the Pit Stop Challenge! Both students received Five Scholarships along with many Tools and supplies!2015 FORD AAA Student Auto Skills Competition: Congratulations to Seniors Anthony Dusablon and Tim McDonald took 3rd place in the hands on portion May 1st 2015. They competed against 9 other teams from across Pennsylvania. Great Job!
Congratulations to Steven Surrick: Second place 2015 Skills USA "Automotive Technology" Districts!
Congratulations to Devon Mammone: Third place 2015 Skills USA "Automotive Specialization" Districts!
2015 Universal Technical Institute Top Tech Challenge. Another First for BCTHS
Congratulations to Steven Surrick and Tim McDonald. First place winners Won a Snap On Tools Box for the school. Each also won a $1000.00 Voucher towards Snap On Tools!
News Article Top Tech Challenge http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20150126/bucks-county-students-win-top-tech-challenge-at-uti
2015 Greater Philadelphia Automotive Competition February 27th, 2015.
Congratulations are in order! Steven Surrick was awarded the top score in the written portion qualifying exam. Also Steven Surrick and Kyle Tuthill took first place in the Pit Stop challenge. We were against 11 other Technical schools. Great Job!
2014 FORD AAA Student Auto Skills Competition: Congratulations to Seniors Christopher Dellmyer and James Werner to move to the hands on portion May 7th 2014 And a first time Junior team Steven Surrick and Kevin Taylor!
Congratulations to Justin Silverman: Second place 2014 Skills USA Districts!
Prepare for Automotive Competiton. During the year selected juniors and seniors will participate in the Ford AAA contest, Greater Philadelphia Automotive Competition contest, Northampton Community College Contest, and Skills USA Contests.
2014 Greater Philadelphia Automotive Competition
Congratulations are in order!! Two Automotive seniors, Christopher Dellmyer and Anthony Mascia, placed third in the Hands On Competition on February 28th, 2014. We were against 11 other Technical schools. Great Job!.
Congratulations to Robert Bruce and Brian Siegman
- 2013 Greater Philadelphia Automotive Competition
Placed Third in the Hands On Competition on February 15, 2013. We were against 11 other Technical schools. Great Job!Video From Competiiton http://www.caringforkids.com/multimedia-gallery/tech-comp-photos-2/2013-tech-comp-video/Pictures from competition http://www.caringforkids.com/multimedia-gallery/tech-comp-photos-2/2013-tech-comp-hands-on-photos/
2012 FORD AAA Student Auto Skills Competition
Dave Hippo & Branden Darroch
FIRST PLACE IN THE FORD/AAA STUDENT AUTO SKILLS COMPETITION