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 semester of applied technology management coursework. 

95%

Overall Placement

75%

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)
  • Automotive Management Strategic Planning and Personnel (ABM350)
  • Advanced Topics in Automotive Technology (ABM355)
  • Automotive Managerial Analysis (ABM450)
  • Automotive Technical Training and Workforce Development (ABM455)
  • 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.

  • Math Elective (MTH113 or Higher) (MHI)
  • Exploration Electives (OEE)
  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Successful Completion of an Approved Associate of Applied Science Degree (SAS)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHM100) or
  • Introduction to Metallurgy (MSC106)
  • 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)
  • Open Elective (OEA)
  • 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.

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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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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.

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.

  • 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, Corporate Technical Training Instructor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Dr. Mark D Threeton, Assistant Professor, Workforce Education, The Pennsylvania State University
Contact

Admissions Counselor

Lisa Golfieri

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