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Automotive Technology Program

Automotive Technology Program in New Jersey & Pennsylvania

If you have always enjoyed working on cars, then our Automotive Technology program is for you!   You will gain the hands-on training to work on the latest vehicles and technology, including hybrid vehicles. Harness the potential to thrive in the automotive industry with a combination of fundamental and advanced skills under your belt.  You can become qualified to apply for high-demand positions in the field. Our educators pass on their knowledge to help prepare students for a new career.

DEGREE PROGRAM:  At our Bristol campus, automotive technology students can earn an Associate’s Degree.  Contact us for more information.

Automotive Technology Classes Include:

Because today’s automobiles have extensive electronic and computerized circuitry, automotive technicians must be highly skilled in using modern test equipment to diagnose and repair these vehicles. As part of this comprehensive course, we’ll provide students with the specialized training in both the mechanical workings and computerized components of a vehicle.  With practical experience and a well-rounded curriculum at Pennco Tech, students will gain the knowledge regarding automotive theory and hands-on lab training. Upon completing our program, students are well-equipped to perform the necessary duties of a professional automotive technician, such as:

  • Identify mechanical problems
  • Utilize computerized diagnostic equipment and specialty tools
  • Transmissions, power steering, and brakes
  • Diagnostic scan tools and equipment for engine performance
  • Specialized automotive A/C equipment
  • Hunter alignment racks and laser alignment equipment
  • A/C 134a refrigerant recovery units
  • Understanding electrical systems
  • Hybrid school vehicle training
  • Mitchell OnDemand and ALLDATA Shop Manual Programs
  • *Day or Evening *Full or Part Time - Classes Available
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Job Growth

Projected to Grow 3.66%
From 2018-2028

Employment Opportunities

Over 770,100 new jobs
are projected for 2018-2028


Average Salary Per Year

*The numbers and information above are based on statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Want to learn more about how the Automotive Technology Program can prepare you for an automotive career? Give us a call today to discuss the program and if it is right for you!

Enroll Today!

Contact us and learn more about the programs available today at our Bucks County location in Bristol, PA, and our Camden County location in Blackwood, NJ!

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.

Automotive Technology Student Working on Wheel in Garage

About Our Automotive Technology Program


Graduates are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test to gain certification as an Automotive Service Excellence Technician.


As a bonus, the Pennco Tech Bristol campus is one of the few auto mechanic trade schools in the country to offer the Mazda Automotive Program, which features a host of additional benefits for students, including:

  • Hands-on training by a Mazda-certified Pennco Tech instructor
  • Paid student internship for real-world experience
  • Tuition reimbursement incentive of $5,000/year*
  • Eligibility to drive a new Mazda as a personal vehicle via Mazda PURSUIT** and DRIVE*** initiatives
  • Job opportunities with local Mazda dealers after graduation
  • Discount on tools

NOTE: A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent is required for admission to these programs.

  • *The maximum tuition-reimbursement payout will be the balance of the student loan not exceeding three (3) years or $15,000.
  • **PURSUIT is Mazda’s rewards and recognition platform for Mazda dealership employees.
  • ***DRIVE is designed to help Mazda dealership employees get behind the wheel of a Mazda. Eligible Mazda dealership employees who lease or purchase a new Mazda will be eligible for reimbursement of up to $250/month.


Our Automotive Technology Graduates Find Careers As:

After completing our program, many of the alumni have found careers in the following areas:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Automotive Service Mechanic
  • Motor Vehicle Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers
  • Performance Engine and Suspension Tuning
  • Preventive Maintenance Technician
  • Diagnostic Technicians

Lifetime Career Assistance

At Pennco Tech, we take pride in our history of student achievement and high job placement rates. Once you’ve completed our program and are ready to show off your skills to a prospective employer, our Career Services department is ready to help you every step of the way.  They can help you create a resume, prepare for interviews, and connect you with our local and national employers for job opportunities.

Enroll in Our Automotive Technology Program Today

The flexibility of day and evening classes makes it easy to fit learning into your schedule, while affordable tuition with opportunities for financial aid for those who qualify helps you invest in your future at Pennco Tech. Contact us today to learn more about enrolling in the program and schedule a tour at our Bristol, Pennsylvania campus, or Blackwood, New Jersey campus.

Our Automotive Technology Graduates Find Careers As

Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Mechanic

Motor Vehicle Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers

Performance Engine and Suspension Tuning

Preventive Maintenance Technician

Diagnostic Technicians

“I absolutely enjoyed every second of it here. I highly recommend looking into it if you want to further your career. Everyone is awesome and very helpful all the way from the financial aid advisors to the people in career services. All the instructors who taught me are very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to be in their classes.”

John A., Automotive Technology

Ever since I got my first car I knew I was interested; when I started working I realized a love for it I never knew I had. I decided to research the trade online and see exactly where I could take this. My dad graduated from Pennco Tech so he and I decided to call to find out more. I loved what I heard when I called and I signed up for the Auto Body Program. I graduated with Honors and began my career! I told Ms. Teresa that I will be back to share my experience with the students still studying.

Miahmad F., Automotive Technology

I graduated High School and I knew it was time to get a job! I loved working on cars so I decided to try Pennco Tech. I worked in the field part-time while in school, finishing school wasn’t easy…I kept going and I’m glad I did. I am now a Used Car Service Tech with Chapman, the real beginning of my Career!

Justin B., Automotive Technology

“In the automotive program it doesn’t matter if you are a female, everyone is always treated equally.  It was an amazing experience!”

Amber Gugel