Automotive Service Sales & Marketing

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

About this program

At Penn College, you can turn your love of cars into a career in automotive. Here, you’ll learn in small classes and perfect your skills with hands-on training in specialized labs, using equipment just the like the pros. And with a powerful lineup of courses that hone technical skills and introduce business concepts like management, marketing, and sales, you’ll be real-world ready in just four semesters.  

Graduates of this major can earn a bachelor of science degree in automotive technology management, available online or on-campus, with just four more semesters of applied technology management coursework.

Next steps...

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

4

Semesters

Tech +

Learn Technical & Business Skills

17

Average Class Size

Careers

  • Assistant service manager 
  • Service adviser 
  • Service writer 
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.

  • Directed Elective - Automotive Emphasis (AUE) or
  • Directed Elective - Collision Repair Emphasis (CRE)
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicle (AMT104)
  • Automotive Service Internship I (AMT260)
  • Automotive Customer Service Techniques (AMT262)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKT240)
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection (AMT242)
  • Automotive Internship II (AMT261)
  • Small Business Management (MGT249)
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Sales (MKT243)

​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.

  • Science Elective (SCI)

​​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.

  • Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH123)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
Your Path

Automotive Degrees

Interested in a career in automotive? Explore the possibilities with students Shawn and Mark. In this video, they’ll  show off the labs, explain the various degree options, and talk about the ease of leveling up from certificate to associate’s to bachelor’s.

Modern Fully-Equipped Labs
Facilities

Modern Fully-Equipped 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.

Feb 25

Open House

Saturday, February 25 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Mar 17

Open House

Friday, March 17 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Mar 26

Open House

Sunday, March 26 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Apr 14

Open House

Friday, April 14 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Apr 29

Open House

Saturday, April 29 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

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Contact

Admissions Office

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

Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

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

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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Penn College Motorsports Association  

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

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.

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Study Abroad

Gain global experience

At Penn College, the world is your classroom. Soak in the global experience by taking part in our study abroad program where you’ll study in Italy’s exotic car repair shops. 

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Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Many students have an opportunity to work in award-winning restoration shops across the nation.  

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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Automotive students, faculty compete in ‘Green Grand Prix’

Automotive students, faculty compete in ‘Green Grand Prix’

Members of the Penn College Motorsports Association participated in the 15th annual Toyota Green Grand Prix, which promotes innovation in sustainable transportation technologies while launching the season-opening weekend at New York’s renowned Watkins Glen International racetrack.

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More Information

The first year technical courses contained in the degree are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation in both automotive and collision repair.

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You are required to have a uniform for lab classes. It is recommended that you purchase three uniforms.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

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.