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.
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:
TRAIN AS AN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY TECHNICIAN
GET INVOLVED IN A GROWING INDUSTRY
Projected to Grow 3.66%
Over 770,100 new jobs
are projected for 2018-2028
Average Salary Per Year
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:
NOTE: A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent is required for admission to these programs.
After completing our program, many of the alumni have found careers in the following areas:
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.
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.
Automotive Service Technician
Automotive Service Mechanic
Motor Vehicle Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers
Performance Engine and Suspension Tuning
Preventive Maintenance Technician
“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