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Automotive Technology Program

Automotive Technology Program in New Jersey & Pennsylvania

At Pennco Tech, students learn the valuable skills needed to become professionals in the automotive industry. With our Automotive Technology program, you’ll experience hands-on training in a positive atmosphere. Our team of educators pass on their knowledge to help prepare students for a new career at our campuses in Bristol, Pennsylvania, and Blackwood, New Jersey.

What Is an Automotive Service Technician?

An automotive service technician is a professional experienced in both the mechanical workings of a vehicle as well as the computerized components, staying up to date on modern advances in automotive technologies. Upon completing our program, students are equipped to perform the necessary duties of a professional automotive technician, such as:

  • Identify mechanical problems
  • Explain automotive issues and repairs to clients
  • Disassemble and reassemble vehicle parts
  • Utilize testing equipment to ensure repairs are successful
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Automotive students


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

With practical experience and a well-rounded curriculum at Pennco Tech, you can enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done each day in the department. Our training program covers several key areas, including:


  • Fundamentals of tool and workplace safety
  • Electrical systems and circuitry
  • Brakes
  • Power trains
  • Computerized engine diagnostics
  • Combustion engine basics
  • Reconditioning

As a bonus, Pennco Tech is one of the few auto mechanic trade schools in the country to offer the Mazda Automotive Program, which offers 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.

What Careers Are Available for Automotive Technicians?

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


  • Automotive service technician and mechanic
  • Motor vehicle electronic equipment installation and repair
  • Performance engine and suspension tuning
  • Preventive maintenance technician
  • Diagnostic technician
  • Parts advisor

Why Choose Pennco Tech?

At Pennco Tech, we’re proud of our history of student achievement and high job placement rates. Along with affordable tuition and opportunities for financial aid for those who qualify, students can take advantage of day and evening classes to fit learning into a busy schedule. Plus, during your time with us and after graduation, you’ll have lifetime access to our career services department. Whether you need help crafting a resume, finding job fairs, or preparing for that first interview, our staff is ready to assist every step of the way.

Ready to get started? Contact us to learn more about how you can benefit from our program and schedule a tour of our campuses in Bucks and Camden counties.

Our Automotive Technology Graduates Find Careers As

Automotive Service Technician & Mechanic

Motor Vehicle Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers

Performance Engine and Suspension Tuning

Preventive Maintenance Technician

Diagnostic Technicians

Parts Advisor

“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