Automotive Restoration Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Building on its heritage as the oldest, continuously operating automotive program in the nation, Pennsylvania College of Technology is now offering the only college-level vintage vehicle restoration degree on the East Coast.
Pursue your passion for automobiles by learning to restore the icons of yesterday.
There is an ever-increasing demand to preserve and relive the golden age of automobiles. To restore unique and rare vehicles to their former glory takes advanced skills not practiced in today's modern collision repair class.
This type of degree program – specializing in automotive preservation – can be found in only a handful of colleges in the nation.
Automotive Restoration Technology at Penn College starts with developing the basic painting and non-structural repairs common to all cars, but then progresses to refining the unique skills found in:
- Sheet metal forming
- Upholstery installation
- Automotive research
- Classical paint
- Custom machining / fabrication / welding
- Fit and finish
- Antique mechanical and electrical systems
Students will practice their skills on vehicles built between 1900 and 1975 – including those from world renowned museum collections, such as the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum (AACA) in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This will allow students to learn the techniques and workmanship sought after by the most discriminating collectors and museums.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
The Hagerty Education Program at America's Car Museum awarded Penn College an educational grant to provide monetary support for the Automotive Restoration Technology major.
Special Admissions Requirements
View apecial admissions requirements via the College Catalog.
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
You are required to have a uniform and hard-toed shoes for lab classes. It is recommended that you purchase three uniforms.
Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.
Clubs & Activities
Penn College Motorsports Association
Restoration Technology 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.