Automotive Service Sales & Marketing

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
automotive services sales & marketing student

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.  

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.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective (FIT)
  • 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 and Trigonometry I (MTH124) or
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
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.

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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Subaru logo
MOPAR CAP logo
Ford ASSET logo
Honda PACT logo
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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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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’

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.

View general transfer information

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.

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.

  • 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
Contact

Admissions Counselor

Lisa Golfieri

SASC, Rm. 1077
800.367.9222 ext. 7515
llg6@pct.edu