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Turn your passion for cars into a challenging and rewarding career.
Automotive Training Center’s Automotive Technology program instills the mindset and skillset you need to become a successful professional automotive technician. The perfect balance of class time and shop time allows you to make a smooth transition to the workforce with the practical skills you need to succeed in today’s automotive industry.
Under the Hood of Our Automotive Technology Program
You’ll receive extensive instruction from knowledgeable and experienced ASE-certified instructors as well as benefit from one-on-one, hands-on training in our modern shop facilities, utilizing industry-standard tools and procedures. Plus, you’ll gain experience diagnosing, servicing, and repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models, both foreign and domestic.
Join the thousands of other ATC graduates who entered as automotive enthusiasts and graduated as professional technicians ready for careers in automotive shops and dealerships.
With an Automotive Diploma from Automotive Training Center, you’ll have earned the education required to pursue and apply for a variety of entry-level career paths in the field:
- Automotive Technician
- Service and/or Parts Manager*
- Shop Foreman*
- Service and Repair Business Owner
- Telephone (Hotline) Technical Assistance*
- Salesperson (Auto, equipment, tools, books)
- Service Consultant
- Parts Counterperson
- Automotive Technical Instructor*
- Field Service Representative*
- Insurance Investigator
- Manufacturer Representative*
- Technical Writer*
- Engine Rebuilder
* These positions may require several years of industry field experience.
Find Your Career Here at ATC
As you can see from the lengthy list from above, there are many paths one may take after graduating from the Automotive Technology program. After you’ve taken ATC courses and learned from experienced instructors, you’ll be fully prepared for entry-level work as an automotive technician. Applying the concepts you learned here, you’ll diagnose engine issues, bring brakes up to speed, and work on vehicle transmissions. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, of course.
After years of experience, you may become a service or parts manager, leading a department at a repair shop or service center. You’ll be in control of inventory, manage other personnel, and help to solve issues that customers may have when they visit an automotive dealership. While you’ll need to have strong technical knowledge, customer service skills are an important part of this role.
Perhaps, after you’ve acquired years of knowledge, you may become an automotive technical instructor at a school or shop. If one of our instructors has a major impact on you, you may want to follow in their footsteps. While this role will require work and dedication, it is achievable.
Gain Hands-On Technical Experience
We believe that you should get hands-on training experience here at ATC. Our labs feature the latest automotive equipment. While you’ll spend plenty of time learning key concepts and principles in the classroom, about half of your time at ATC will be spent in these specialized labs.
These labs allow for one-on-one instruction and come with specialized equipment, such as Mustang chassis dynamometers, a Chief E-Z Liner frame bench, lifts, presses, and various measuring tools.
Our goal is to prepare you for a career in the world of automotive technology. We help students find a career that aligns with their interests. Thanks to our partnership and alliance with the Automotive Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, you’ll be able to take advantage of career opportunities upon graduation. With over 180 car and truck franchises in the region, it’s time to jumpstart your automotive career.
Career Change In Mind? We’re Here for You
You may be in a career right now that simply seems like a dead end. Or, perhaps your interests have shifted and you’re seeking a way to explore something you’ve always had your eyes on. If you’re looking for that next challenge, and the routine has started to feel too much like a routine, explore your options with the Automotive Technology program at ATC.
It’s possible your current job requires lots of travel, and that’s something you want to cut back on, or maybe you’re trying to pursue a hobby that you think could become your career. Automotive Training Center is here to help you get ready for that next chapter in your life.
Common Questions About Our Automotive Technology Program
How long does it take to complete the Automotive Technology program?
Enrolling in full-time Automotive Technology daytime training is structured as a 2-year program with 64 weeks of instruction time. Should you be interested in fitting in Automotive Technology classes in the evening hours, we have a part-time evening program available for students with busy day schedules.
What are some of the topics covered in Automotive Technology?
This is a comprehensive study of the ins and outs of a vehicle’s main systems and parts with a focus on how to make repairs, diagnose issues, and keep today’s cars in peak condition.
Some areas of technology study include computer controls and electronic diagnostics; brakes, steering and suspensions; transmissions and transaxles; and automotive heating and air conditioning.
Where can I study the AT program with ATC?
Our Automotive Technology program is taught at both ATC campus locations in Exton and in Warminster, PA.
I’d like to learn more about the prospective career paths listed on this page. Where can I find out more?
Our Student Resources page is a great place to start! This is our library of informative eBooks created with prospective students’ questions in mind.
Check out these resources to learn more about the automotive technician landscape, prospective career opportunities, and the importance of post-secondary training. In particular, we’d like to point you in the direction of our Automotive Technology Career Guide to get you started.
How can I learn more about attending ATC?
We’ve given you a lot to consider. When you’re ready to take the next step, we encourage you to reach out to us at ATC. We can keep you updated on open houses, help you schedule a campus tour, and answer any questions you may have.