Aftermarket Performance Specialist
Competency Credential

This series of courses prepares the student to install and evaluate aftermarket performance equipment and modifications that will safely improve drivability and driver satisfaction of late model street-legal vehicles. Students use diagnostic test equipment to determine performance enhancement, suitability, and compatibility with existing OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) mechanical/electrical and electronic controls.

Program Specs

Open House

Open House

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Automotive Lab
Automotive Lab
Automotive Lab

Job market

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for automotive service technicians and mechanics was $36,710 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,920.The top 10 percent earned more than $61,210.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automotive Repair and Maintenance225,500$17.28$35,930
Automobile Dealers208,380$20.89$43,450
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores62,180$16.43$34,170
Gasoline Stations19,230$16.87$35,100
Local Government (OES Designation)18,430$23.23$48,320

Statistics reported in May 2013

Performance Standards

  • A competency credential must be completed within three years of enrollment in the credential.
  • Non-traditional credit such as credit-by-exam, work/life experience, and transfer credit is limited to one third of the total credits in the credential. Two thirds of therequirementsmustbecompletedbycourseenrollment.
  • StudentsmustearnagradeofC orbetterineachcoursetomeritthecredential.

Clubs & Activities

Penn College Motorsports Association

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Automotive Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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