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 US Department of Labor*, median hourly wages of automotive service technicians and mechanics, including commission, were $17.39 in May 2011. The middle 50 percent earned between $12.91 and $22.86 per hour. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.91, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $28.65 per hour. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of service technicians were as follows:
|Automotive repair and maintenance||$16.87/hr|
|Automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores||$16.16/hr|
*Statistics reported in May 2011
- 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.