Aftermarket Performance Specialist

Competency Credential
automotive student

About this program

You want to push the bar. Demand more power from modern vehicles. With specialized performance equipment and advanced modifications, you can. In this series of courses, you’ll learn how to install aftermarket performance equipment and evaluate your enhancements with diagnostic equipment. Coursework will focus on performance upgrades to street-legal vehicles with attention to safety, suitability, and compatibility with existing OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) mechanical/electrical and electric controls.  

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Automotive Engine Machining Processes (AMT265)
  • Engine Head; Porting and Polishing Modifications (AMT277)
  • Automotive Dynamometer and Performance Parts Testing I (AMT278)
  • Automotive Dynamometer and Performance Parts Testing II (AMT279)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

Facilities

Advanced Learning Labs

Get hands-on experience in specialized labs using industry-standard equipment, just like you’ll see in the real world.

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Mar 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, March 1612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 18

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, March 1812:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, March 2312:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 25

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, March 2512:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, March 3012:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 31

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Wednesday, March 3112:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 2

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Friday, April 29:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 6

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, April 612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 7

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Wednesday, April 712:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, April 812:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Friday, April 99:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Monday, April 1212:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 13

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, April 1312:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, April 1512:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Friday, April 169:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Monday, April 1912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 20

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, April 2012:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 21

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Wednesday, April 2112:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, April 2212:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Friday, April 239:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Monday, April 2612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 27

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Tuesday, April 2712:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 28

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Wednesday, April 2812:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Thursday, April 2912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Automotive

Friday, April 309:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Contact

Admissions Office

If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Penn College Motorsports Association 

The club activities offer members exclusive exposure to the racing industry with tours of performance shops and opportunities to test their driving ability by participating in track days, autocross, and other driver skill events. 

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

News
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Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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More Information

  • 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 the requirements must be completed by course enrollment.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course to merit the credential.  

Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

  • Mr. Tom Barnes, Manager, Steve Shannon Tire and Auto Centers, Inc.
  • Mr. Michael Bastian, Owner, Bastian Tire Sales
  • Mr. Christopher B Brown, Hyundai Service Manager, Jack Giambalvo Motor Co., Inc.
  • Mr. Caleb Cartmell, '16, '18, Automotive Service Advisor, Steve Moyer Subaru
  • Mr. Steve Kaiser Jr., General Manager, Fairfield Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
  • Mr. Beau Keyte, '00, Owner, K-Tech Automotive
  • Mr. Andrew Leigey, '01, '05, Automotive Instructor, Williamsport Area High School
  • Mr. David K Plessinger, '78, Owner, Economy Auto Parts
  • Mr. Nick Rieber, '08, '10, Assistant Service Manager, The Faulkner Organization
  • Mr. Philip Rizzo, Operations Director, Blaise Alexander Management Company
  • Mr. Alan Wyland, Owner, Dave's Service Center
  • Mr. Cory D Yerger, Service Manager, Steve Moyer Subaru