Aftermarket Performance Specialist
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.
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 Maintenance||225,500||$17.28||$35,930|
|Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores||62,180||$16.43||$34,170|
|Local Government (OES Designation)||18,430||$23.23||$48,320|
Statistics reported in May 2013
- 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
Automotive Advisory Committee
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.