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Pennco Tech’s 9 Essential Career Programs

April 20th, 2021

Instructor And Student Work On Vehicle

Offering affordable technical education with financial aid available for those who qualify, flexible day and evening class schedules, and lifetime career assistance, Pennco Tech is proud to foster the next generation of skilled trade workers through our trade school programs. These programs prepare students for in-demand careers that provide the potential for higher earnings, long-term growth, and much more. Perhaps even more importantly, we train students in growing fields that are essential to support a growing economy. Here, we take a closer look at our nine essential career programs.

Collision Repair Technician

Students will receive training in skills involving damage and repair and painting. This program focuses on panel installation, refinishing, frame straightening, and painting. You’ll see sparks fly when you work with TIG and MIG welding equipment and plasma cutters.  Emphasis is placed on new tools, techniques, and processes in the field of auto refinishing.

  • Inspecting cars for structural damage
  • Fitting, grinding, TIG welding, MIG welding, and plasma cutters
  • Sanding, buffing, priming, and painting
  • Metal finishing, shrinking and filling techniques
  • Auto body electrical wiring systems
  • Waterborne and solvent borne painting technologies
  • Frame analysis and straightening techniques
  • And more…

Automotive Technology

Students will receive specialized training in both the mechanical workings and computerized components of a vehicle, including hybrid vehicles.  With practical experience and a well-rounded curriculum, students will gain the knowledge regarding automotive theory and hands-on lab training.

Diesel Technology

As long as diesel cars and light trucks are on the road, technicians will be needed to maintain and repair them. This program prepares students to do just that, teaching the necessary skills and knowledge to become an indispensable member of a diesel automotive team.


Featuring an industry-recognized curriculum, this program is designed with courses that center on the hands-on skills and concept mastery that employers seek out most often in candidates. It also has a goal of readying students for electrician careers as soon as possible.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration

Known as HVAC&R, this trade is always seeking qualified individuals to repair and maintain heating and cooling equipment. Graduates can anticipate employment anywhere from businesses that serve residential homes to commercial shopping centers and even huge facilities like airports.

Mazda Automotive Program

Pennco Tech is one of the few trade schools in the country to offer the official Mazda Automotive Program, which equips students with the qualifications to become certified Mazda mechanics. We train students on the latest Mazda models so they receive the most up-to-date instruction possible.

Medical Assistant

The future medical assistants in this program learn how to take medical histories, perform vital signs and EKGs, maintain electronic health records, use a digital pulse ox and centrifuge refractometer, to help ensure that healthcare facilities, like hospitals and doctors’ offices, run smoothly.

Pharmacy Technician

In as little as 6 months with an externship, you can graduate as a Pharmacy Technician. With employment opportunities at hospitals or pharmacies, or as a home infusion pharmacy tech, students in this program are readied to perform tasks such as:

  • Measure, mix, and label dosages correctly
  • Communicate with physicians for authorizations on refills
  • Operate automated prescription dispensing systems
  • Assist with immunizations
  • Learn compounding medication techniques
  • And more.

Plumbing & Heating Technology

As part of our comprehensive technical education, we offer specialized training in plumbing system tools and skills used for the installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing and heating systems. Upon graduation, our alumni are poised to work as a plumber, pipefitter, or steamfitter with jobs taking them wherever this technology is in use.

  • Brazing and soldering
  • Bending tool and reverse bending tool
  • Hydraulic crimping tool
  • Hand threading and Power Head threading
  • Water supply systems, plumbing fixtures, water heaters

Learn More at Pennco Tech

Pennco Tech is also an OSHA-authorized testing site and is built into select programs at our campus in Bristol, Pennsylvania. For more information about how we can prepare you for an in-demand career and brighter future, contact us today.

‘I got it!!!!!I got it!’, Anthony said as he raced into the Career Services Office. He was talking about his new job. Hired by a former graduate of Pennco Tech, Anthony will begin his new career with a two-day OSHA training course.

Anthony Z. - Air Conditioning/Heating Graduate

I enjoyed all my teachers. They made it interesting and challenging. I enjoyed going back to school at the age of 48! Career Services was a big help to me. Danielle was great. She helped me with my resume and showed me how to apply. I got the job with Dietz and Watson! Pennco Tech was the right choice for me as I get ready to start my career.

Mark E. - Electrician Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help…I just got a full time job at Kennedy Healthcare in Stratford, NJ as a Patient Services Representative. Thank you again.

Maria Z. - Medical Assisting Administrative Graduate