Automotive

Automotive

Commercial Driver’s License

This tractor-trailer certification is offered in partnership with Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. The 150-hour course prepares students to pass the Class-A Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL-A) test (written and road) and pursue entry-level, tractor-trailer driving positions. Course cost and registration information can be obtained by calling 610-799-1345.

Pennsylvania State Inspection Certification

The College is authorized by PennDOT to administer an approved course of instruction to prepare, test, and certify automotive technicians for the Pennsylvania State Inspection Program.

NOTE: The Baseline exam must be completed by every new applicant who does not currently hold a valid state inspection license. The Category 1 exam covers cars, light trucks and light trailers. The Category 2 exam covers motorcycles and the Category 3 exam covers heavy-truck and heavy trailers. The fee covers one category only. Additional categories are also available for an additional fee and may be taken concurrently with the basic course or at a later date following completion of the basic course. If you wish to take any of these categories in combination, you must use a separate course reference number (CRN) for each when registering.

Automobile Safety Inspection Certification
(Category 1)

PDS 7000 / Length: 21 hours 

CRN 1301,
Mon & Wed
Dec. 1-17
6-9:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $149

Motorcycle Safety Inspection Certification
(Category 2)

PDS 7001 / Length: 21 hours 

CRN 2688
Mon & Wed
Dec. 1-17
6-9:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $40

Heavy Vehicle Inspection Certification
(Category 3)

PDS 7002 / Length: 21 hours  

CRN 2692
Mon & Wed
Dec. 1-17
6-9:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $40

Enhanced Safety Inspection
(Category 4)

PDS 7003 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 2694
Nov. 11
6-10 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $80

Pennsylvania Emissions Inspector Certification (EEIC)

Focuses on the rules, regulations and proper techniques to perform the state required PA Enhanced Emissions Inspections, mandated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

PDS 7009 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 1298, Tues & Thurs 
Dec. 2-11, 6-10 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $275
EEIC Recertification

All EEIC-certified mechanics are required to recertify every two years. PennDOT recommends taking the recertification course two months prior to the expiration date of their current certification. The recertification runs from the EEIC expiration date, not the date of the recertification course. Those failing the retest must retake the 16-hour Section 1 EEIC course. NOTE: Students must register a minimum of seven business days prior to the date of the class. Only advance registrations will be accepted and materials will be mailed to you. Prerequisite: Current EEIC certification and valid driver’s license. Cost includes all fees and materials.

PDS 7011 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 1295
Thursday, Nov. 20
6-10 p.m. 

CRN 1296
Saturday, Nov. 22
8 a.m.-noon 

CRN 2682,
Saturday, Dec. 6
8 a.m.-noon 

CRN 1044,
Thursday, Dec. 18
6-10 p.m. 
Marple Campus

Cost: $90
Emissions Retest

Only one retest is allowed for a failed emissions course. Failure of a second test requires the student to retake and pass the entire original course to maintain Emissions Inspector status.

PDS 7012 / Length 4 hours

CRN 1145
Thursday, Dec. 11
6-10 p.m. 
Marple Campus 

Cost: $45