Automotive Technology College Credits

There are a number of options for earning college credits at CPAVTS. It is important that students work with the Admissions Office at the school they plan on attending. Our Student Services office will help to guide students through this process as well.


PCNOW primary newStudents are CPAVTS and Pennsylvania College of Technology students at the same time. Students leave High School with a college transcript.

These courses are offered at no cost to the student; however, they will be responsible for any textbooks required for the course.

These courses are part of the normal curriculum during for Level 3 students and the course is delivered during the normal Program time. Particicipation is optional for students but highly recommended. These Penn College credits can be used at many other schools across the state either as elective credits or towards a certification or degree.

AMT 109 Automotive Electrical Fundamentals 3 Credits
AMT 112 Brake Systems 3 Credits
AMT 113 Steering and Suspension 3 Credits
AMT 126 Engine Electric Systems 4 Credits



pos soarAll CPAVTS programs are approved by the Department of Education. Because of this, the following list of colleges have agreed to give CPAVTS students credit for the following courses when students enroll and meet the following requirements:

  1. 1.  Graduate from high school. 
  2. 2.  Earn a 2.5 GPA in the courses in your program area. 
  3. 3.  Earn a score of “Advanced” or “Competent” on the NOCTI exam.  
  4. 4.  Successfully complete all tasks on the Program of Study task list.

Delaware County Community College

AUT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Service Operation and Shop Practices
AUT 114 - Automotive Steering and Suspension Systems

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

AT 111 - Internal Combustion Engine Service
AT 116 - Chassis Service/Steering and Suspension
AT 156 - Automotive Brake Systems

Harrisburg Area Community College-HACC

AGM 101 - GM Automotive Fundamentals
AGM 153A - GM Automotive Suspensions and Alignment
AGM 153A - GM Automotive Suspensions and Alignment

Pennsylvania College of Technology

AMT 109 - Automotive Electrical Fundamentals
AMT 112 - Brake Systems
AMT 113 - Steering and Suspension

AMT 126 - Engine Electric Systems

Johnson College

AUT 143 - Steering and Suspension
AUT 144 - Electrical & Electronic Systems
AUT 145 - Engine Performance & Emissions

Northampton Community College

AUTO 103 - Automotive Brakes
AUTO 104 - Auto Suspension & Alignment
AUTO 105 - Automotive Electrical Systems

Luzerne County Community College

AUT 103 - Automotive Fundamentals
AUT 105 - Brake Systems and Chassis Repair
AUT 106 - Steering and Suspension Systems

Community College of Philadelphia

AT 111 - Auto Suspen & Steer
AT 121 - Principles of Automotive Electricity and Electronics
AT 150 - Automotive Braking Systems

Commonwealth Technical Institute

AT 101 - Shop Fundamentals
AT 102 - Engine Repair
AT 103 - Electrical Electronics
AT 104 - Brake System I
AT 105 - Steering/Suspension I

Community College of Allegheny County

ATE 103 - Automotive Sys/Minor Service
ATE 106 - Emission Inspector Certification
ATE 108 - State Inspection Certification
ATE 130 - Automotive Brake Systems
ATE 401 - Automotive Co-Op 1



NOCTI / NCCRS:  By scoring at or above 70% on an approved NOCTI Test, students may earn articulated credit at many institutions.  Click Here for more information and to see lists of participating school.