Automotive Technology Management

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Student leaning on vehicle

About this program

At Penn College, your career in automotive management is just around the bend. Fuel your future with a power-packed program that includes everything from technical know-how to learning how to run a shop of your own. We consider this a 2+2 major, which means that you can pick either an automotive or collision focus for your first four semesters and pair that with four semesters of applied technology management coursework. 

Next steps...

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

97%

Overall Placement

48%

Hired BEFORE Graduation

Tech+

Learn Technical, Management, and Soft Skills

Careers

  • Automotive business management
  • Automotive industry customer relations
  • Automotive technical assistance & field service engineering
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.

  • Previous Program Courses (PTM)
  • Automotive Technology Management Electives (ATM) or
  • Vehicle Systems and Function for Customer Service Personnel (ABM300)
  • Vehicle Repair and Diagnostic Procedures for Customer Service Personnel (ABM301)
  • Automotive Management and Customer Service (ABM310)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Introduction to Metallurgy (MSC106)
  • Automotive Management Strategic Planning and Personnel (ABM350)
  • Advanced Topics in Automotive Technology (ABM355)
  • Managerial Decision Making (MGT330) or
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Automotive Managerial Analysis (ABM450)
  • Automotive Technical Training and Workforce Development (ABM455)
  • Supervision and Human Relations (MGT248) or
  • Small Business Management (MGT249)
  • Senior Project (ABM495)

​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)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHM100) or
  • Occupational Health and Safety (SAF110)
  • Managerial Decision Making (MGT330) or
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Supervision and Human Relations (MGT248) or
  • Small Business Management (MGT249)
  • Human Resource Management (HRM300)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)

​​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.

  • Math Elective (MTH113 or Higher) (MHI)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Statistics for Health & Behavioral Sciences (MTH159)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101) or
  • Interpersonal Communication (SPC201)
Facilities

Lab Tour

In this whirlwind tour, you'll walk through a number of our hands-on automotive labs including those used for Honda PACT, engine and transmission repairs, electrical troubleshooting, chassis work, and more.

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.

Student Experience

"The knowledge and experiences I gained were immediately recognized during interviews and stuck out on resumes to employers. I have not had any trouble being hired in my field thanks to Penn College, and I highly recommend this program and this school. I'll forever be Penn College Proud."

Caleb Cartmell, automotive service advisor

Automotive Technology Management

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.

Sep 26

Open House

Sunday, September 268:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Oct 8

Open House

Friday, October 88:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Oct 23

Open House

Saturday, October 238:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Nov 6

Open House

Saturday, November 68:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Nov 19

Open House

Friday, November 198:30 AM - 2:30 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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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

 

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. 

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA

Participation in SkillsUSA gives students a chance to compete in more than 80 national competitions.
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

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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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

Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

A.A.S degree from an accredited institution or NATEF certified school or completed ASE Master Technician Certification (8 certifications total) and official/final high school transcript.

Students may transfer with an associate degree from Penn College or other regionally accredited colleges with equivalent courses. Penn College officials will evaluate transcripts prior to acceptance to the major and junior level status. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certificate, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Certification(s), or industry specific training that includes full-time industry related work experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for credit as determined by the Automotive Department.

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As students learn to develop skills in service, repair, and test procedures within the first two years of this major, they will need to purchase certain tools.

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.

  • Dr. Joel Anstrom, Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. Dorothy Chappel, Superintendent, Jersey Shore Area School District
  • Mr. Joey A Fleck, Competency Based Teacher Education Coordinator, The Penn State University
  • Dr. C. William Garner, Retired, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University
  • Mr. Patrick McCormick, Retired, Ford Motor Company
  • Paul McQuay, Ph.D., '60, '68, President, Paul McQuay & Associates, L.L.C.
  • Mr. Anthony J Piccari, '08, Aftersales Department, Ferrari North America, Inc.
  • Mr. David K Plessinger, Owner, Economy Auto Parts
  • Mr. Carlo Santora, '08, '09, Technical Manager, Eastern US, Maserati North America
  • Dr. Mark D Threeton, Assistant Professor, Workforce Education, The Pennsylvania State University