Modern Fully-Equipped Labs
Get hands-on training with industry-standard techniques like refinishing, plastic repair, and structural and non-structural repairs.
You’re a trouble shooter and a problem solver. You welcome challenges. And you have a love for cars and trucks. At Penn College, you can chase that passion by pursuing a Collision Repair Technician Certificate. Learn what it takes to get cars and trucks back to driving condition. Study advanced collision repair techniques and learn how to analyze damage and recommend corrective work. That’s not all. You’ll also explore theories and perfect skills in metal and plastic repair, MIG welding, unibody straightening, hazardous-material handling, and modern paint systems.
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.
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.
Take a look inside the expansive collision repair and restoration training grounds at Penn College. See aspiring technicians in action. Hear from passionate faculty with real-world experience. And learn how Wildcats are perfecting their craft one hands-on lesson at a time.
Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about.
Undergraduate Open House
Sunday, April 7 8:30 AM - 3 PM
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.
Participation in SkillsUSA gives students a chance to compete in more than 80 national competitions.
Penn College Classic Cruisers promote interest in and preservation of antique and modified automobiles along with education, good sportsmanship, and fellowship among members.
Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.
Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.
Students in the collision repair program recently visited the Honda Heritage Center and Honda manufacturing facility in Marysville, Ohio, learning about the history of the Honda Motor Co. and its various technologies, as well as how the manufacturing process relates to their curriculum at Penn College.
Penn College graduates are in high demand. Employer participation at the Career Fair is proof. Attracting 400+ organizations, this popular event is hosted twice per year and introduces students to all types of businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies.