Automotive Restoration Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Building on its heritage as the oldest, continuously operating automotive program in the nation, Pennsylvania College of Technology is now offering the only college-level vintage vehicle restoration degree on the East Coast.

Pursue your passion for automobiles by learning to restore the icons of yesterday.

There is an ever-increasing demand to preserve and relive the golden age of automobiles. To restore unique and rare vehicles to their former glory takes advanced skills not practiced in today's modern collision repair class.

This type of degree program – specializing in automotive preservation – can be found in only a handful of colleges in the nation.

Automotive Restoration Technology at Penn College starts with developing the basic painting and non-structural repairs common to all cars, but then progresses to refining the unique skills found in:

  • Woodworking
  • Sheet metal forming
  • Upholstery installation
  • Automotive research
  • Classical paint
  • Custom machining / fabrication / welding
  • Fit and finish
  • Antique mechanical and electrical systems

Students will practice their skills on vehicles built between 1900 and 1975 – including those from world renowned museum collections, such as the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum (AACA) in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This will allow students to learn the techniques and workmanship sought after by the most discriminating collectors and museums.

Collision lab Students enjoy opportunities for internships in award-winning restoration shops and they have the opportunity to participate in international Study Abroad and internship experiences in Italy's exotic car repair shops. Returned by students to showroom quality, a 1965 Ford Mustang looks at home at The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum.

After Graduation

Career Opportunities

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

Accreditation & Industry Connections

The Hagerty Education Program at America's Car Museum

The Hagerty Education Program at America's Car Museum awarded Penn College an educational grant to provide monetary support for the Automotive Restoration Technology major.

Partner Museums

AACA Hershey Museum
AACA Hershey Museum

The Boyertown Museum
The Boyertown Museum

The Northeast Classic Car Museum
The Northeast Classic
Car Museum

The Rolls Royce Club and Museum
The Rolls Royce Club
and Museum

William Swiggart Museum
William Swiggart Museum

Special Admissions Requirements

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Transfer Procedures

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Performance Standards

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies


You are required to have a uniform and hard-toed shoes for lab classes. It is recommended that you purchase three uniforms.

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

Clubs & Activities

Penn College Motorsports Association

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Restoration Technology Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

Contact Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies

  • Address
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
      DIF 125
      One College Avenue
      Williamsport, PA 17701