Automotive

Fuel your future with industry-driven curriculums.

Have a passion for cars and trucks? Meet that interest head on and hands-on with a variety of options in automotive.

Whether you plan to rise to management, are interested in service and sales, or want to learn everything there is to know about the Honda brand, you’ll find a major that’s right for you. Plus, many of our automotive programs include paid internships so you can earn while you learn.

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Automotive Technology Management (B.S.)

Combine technical know-how with the leadership and administrative expertise you need to rise to management positions. 

Automotive Technology Management (B.S.) Online

Hone management skills that you can apply to a career in automotive. And do it all online with course materials available 24/7.

Automotive Service Sales & Marketing (A.A.S.)

Learn the ins and outs of auto mechanics plus the sales and marketing strategies to open all types of positions in the field.

Automotive Technology (A.A.S.)

Put your trouble shooting skills to the test in advanced learning labs where you’ll learn to diagnose and repair vehicles of all makes and models.

Automotive Technology: Honda PACT (A.A.S.)

Master the technical skills to maintain and repair all types of vehicles while exploring the specifics that make Honda one of the world's most popular brands. 

Automotive Service Technician Certificate

Takeaway the hands-on skills you need to land a technician position at a dealership, independent garage, or service station. 

Minors & Immersions

Pair a minor with any bachelor's degree, or an immersion with any bachelor's or associate's degree.

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12.16.2023

Automotive graduate receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Pennsylvania College of Technology presented James Riedel with a Distinguished Alumni Award at its Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies, held Dec. 16 at the Community Arts Center. Riedel earned a Bachelor of Science in automotive technology management in 2007 and an Associate of Applied Science in automotive technology in 2006. He is the national product training manager for Subaru of America Inc., where he has worked for nearly 16 years.

10.31.2023

WNEP sees where today's students meet next-generation vehicles

WNEP's Chris Keating visited Penn College's Parkes Automotive Technology Center on Tuesday afternoon, interviewing an instructor and student about the automotive program's expanded EV curriculum. The ABC affiliate's Central Pennsylvania Bureau reporter talked with Charles F. Probst, the faculty member teaching the college's new Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology course, and Sheldon C. Fleming, of Allensville, an automotive technology student who just completed its first session this semester.

10.26.2023

Penn College faculty members among pioneers in EV instruction

As the automotive industry moves away from the internal combustion engine and toward the era of electric vehicles, Pennsylvania College of Technology has adapted its already-visionary curriculum and empowered faculty members to deliver that instruction.

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Penn College's strong corporate partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.