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Auto Technician School Conshohocken

Auto Technician School Conshohocken

As an ACCSC-accredited technician and mechanic school, Automotive Training Center (ATC) delivers a quality education through hands-on training that focuses on the critical aspects of the automotive, collision, diesel, hi-performance, and marine industries.

At our auto technician school near Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, gain the hands-on experience required to excel in your selected field. Regardless of the path you choose, know that our experienced instructors are fully committed to your success and future. Continue reading to learn more about the programs and courses you will have access to at ATC.

Automotive Technology Program

Brake RepairThe Automotive Technology program is the heart and soul of ATC, with both daytime and nighttime classes offered to students. The program itself covers the theory of operation and servicing of transmissions, with a focus on basic vehicle maintenance, service, and repair of important engine components and brakes.

The following courses are taught:

  • Manual Drivetrain & Axles
  • Electrical Systems
  • Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Engine Repair
  • Brakes

Other courses in this program include Suspension & Steering, Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles, and Electrical/Electronics II.

In today’s cars, the computers and electronics are just as important as the engine and the transmission. This program will prepare you to handle simple vehicle repairs and more complex ones too. In our modern shop facilities, you’ll use industry-standard tools and procedures on both foreign and domestic vehicles.

The daytime Automotive Technology program takes 64 weeks to complete, while the evening program can be completed in 84 weeks.

It is expected that several “baby boomer” technicians will be retiring in the coming years, which means there will be a shortage of automotive technicians. There will be many opportunities for technicians trying to break into the field. What can you expect from this field? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average yearly salary for mechanics in 2019 was $42,090 or $20.24 per hour.* These figures can be affected by where you work and your schedule, but it provides a starting point.

Automotive and Hi-Performance Technology Program

The Automotive and Hi-Performance Technology program includes these courses:

  • Brakes
  • Engine Repair
  • Electrical Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Computer Controls & Electronic Diagnostics
  • Machine Shop
  • Advanced Machine Shop & Engine Rebuilding

In these courses, you’ll learn about hi-performance engines, reconditioning them, and preparing them for assembly. Engine components are covered, including crankshafts, cylinder heads, and camshafts.

You’ll also learn how to use hi-performance equipment, like:

  • Superflow Powermark Engine Dynamometer
  • Hines Legend Crankshaft Balancer
  • Superflow SF-450 Flowbench
  • Mustang Chassis Dynamometer

In just 80 weeks, you’ll have completed this program. After you’ve finished the hi-performance courses, you’ll have a full understanding of automotive engine principles and how to maximize engine performance.

Diesel Mechanic School Program

In this program, maintenance, routine service, and tune-up procedures will be taught, along with diesel fuel delivery systems and components.

Here are the program courses in our diesel mechanic school:

  • Manual Drivetrain & Axles
  • Brakes
  • Engine Repair
  • Diesel Engines
  • Diesel Fuel Systems

If you find yourself intrigued by what heavy-duty engines have to offer, you may want to explore the diesel technology program at ATC. Manufacturers and dealerships are always searching for diesel technicians with extensive knowledge. Our diesel program can be completed in 80 weeks.

Collision Reconditioning Technology Program

Collision RepairWhen a vehicle is damaged in an accident, it requires collision repair technicians to work on it. As a collision technician, you’ll work on vehicles following an accident.

Learn all about collision reconditioning in these courses:

  • Welding & Non-Structural Damage Repair
  • Surface Preparation
  • Structural Damage Repair
  • Painting & Refinishing
  • Cost Estimating & Damage Repair

The collision program offers a comprehensive look at metalworking, body repair, frame repair, welding, painting, and more. There are more cars on the road than ever before, which means there are more accidents than ever before. With a high demand for talented collision repair technicians, you can set yourself up for a successful career in the industry.

In 64 weeks, you’ll learn from ASE and I-CAR certified instructors, and will have plenty of opportunities to work on live vehicles, making actual repairs.

Those who graduate from the collision program will be designated as I-CAR ProLevel Technicians, with certificates in these areas:

  • Introduction to Collision Repair
  • Non-Structural Technician
  • Steel Structural Technician
  • Estimator
  • Refinishing Technician
  • Aluminum and Steel Welding Training and Certification

Marine Mechanic School Program

In our marine mechanic school, you’ll learn about the top marine manufacturers while working on engines and repairing systems to ensure vessels can run smoothly. Learn about basic seamanship and the principles of marine safety equipment.

Marine courses at our marine mechanic school include:

  • Engine Repair
  • Diesel Fuel Systems
  • Marine Electrical & Air Conditioning Systems
  • Marine Mechanical Systems
  • Marine Engine Performance

Why limit yourself to a career on land, when a career on the water may be what truly suits your style? The Marine Service Technology program, which can be completed in 40 weeks, will allow you to explore the systems and sub-systems found on today’s watercraft.

Students will:

  • Disassemble and reassemble inboard and outboard engines
  • Gain an understanding of marine batteries
  • Practice repairs on marine exhaust systems
  • Work on servicing A/C systems
  • Troubleshoot gas and diesel engines

The ATC Application Process

If you’re considering applying to ATC, we want to hear from you! Just graduated from high school? Acquired your GED recently? Thinking about a career change?

We welcome all to apply to our Conshohocken-area auto training school. We look forward to hearing from you!

Schedule a Campus Tour of our Auto Technician and Mechanic School

The best way to get a feel for ATC is to take a tour of our campuses. Schedule a tour with our staff and we’ll be happy to show you around our auto technician school near Conshohocken, PA.

*https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm#tab-1

For program disclosure information, please go to www.autotraining.edu/consumer-information.

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