Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Career Programs in the Field of Transportation Technologies

Today’s cars are run by computers, and transportation technology is the new high-tech career path. See how you can enter or up your skills in this high-tech, high-paying field.

Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology

Degree Programs

Toyota T-TEN Automotive Technology Degree

NEW Program Starting in Sept. 2022!
Work While Mastering Toyota Repair Skills

Split your time between classes in a high-tech facility and working at a Toyota dealership as you receive advanced training on Toyota vehicles. You will make money while going to school, and have the advantage of gaining experience in the workforce while earning your degree. Graduates are prepared for potential careers with Toyota, and can start at a Toyota diagnostics skills level in two years instead of five. This is the only Toyota T-TEN program in the region, giving you a competitive edge in the field!

 Program benefits:

  • Learn to diagnose, fix and repair Toyota vehicles, the number one auto maker in the U.S., through course instruction and Toyota dealership experience
  • Earn money while going to school
  • Prepare for possible positions with Toyota after graduation, at an advanced level with a competitive salary
  • Grow your career network with Toyota dealership technicians and managers
  • Applicants from outside Philadelphia County will receive the in-county tuition rate

Interested in the Toyota T-TEN program?

Learn more about the Toyota T-TEN program and apply today.

Questions? Complete our request for information form.

Automotive Technology Degree

Hands-on Preparation for a High-tech Field

Gain the skills you need for entry or advancement in today’s automotive industry as a mechanic, safety inspector or shop supervisor. You will learn about the diagnosis and repair of modern, high-tech vehicles using the same specialized tools and equipment you’ll find in the field.

 Program benefits:

  • Partnerships with Ford, Nissan and Subaru offer training and certification leading to job placement 
  • Certified by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation
  • Prepare to become an ASE certified technician
  • The new Career and Technology Center (CATC), set to open fall 2022, allows for training with more equipment and tools in a large, tech-rich space
  • Median salary of $35,000 to $45,000

Learn more about the Auto Tech program and apply today.

Medium/Heavy Truck Technology Degree

NEW Program Starting in Sept. 2022!
New degree program offers hands-on experience

Enroll in the College’s new degree program and get your start in a career in medium and heavy truck technologies. You’ll prepare for a career in this in-demand field using both hands-on, practical knowledge and theory, the servicing of medium and heavy vehicle and equipment platforms, including trucks, buses, tractor-trailer systems and off-road equipment. This powerful degree program with industry accreditation gives you career flexibility!

 Program benefits:

  • Students in this program will have an opportunity to earn as they learn
  • This program was developed in collaboration with SEPTA, the City of Philadelphia and area trucking companies to make sure graduates' skills align with their needs
  • Receive certifications from companies like Allison, Detroit, Cummins, Freightliner, Mack and others
  • Be among the first students in Philadelphia to earn a degree in medium and heavy truck technology

Interested in the Medium and Heavy Truck Technologies program?

Learn more about our Medium and Heavy Truck program and apply today.

Questions? Complete our request for information form.

Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology

Certificate Programs

Automotive Service I Proficiency Certificate

Quick Preparation for Entry in the Automotive Field

Learn core skills that will prepare you to start you career in the automotive repair industry in a short amount of time. Your hands-on training will enable you to diagnose, maintain and repair today’s high-tech vehicles.

 Program benefits:

  • Gain skills for career entry with just six courses
  • Successful completion of this certificate counts toward the Automotive Service degree, allowing you to pursue your education at your own pace
  • Partnerships with Ford, Nissan and Subaru offer training and certification leading to job placement; preparation to become an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified technician
  • Opportunity to upgrade skills with the Auto Service II proficiency certificate
  • Median salary of $30,000 to $45,000

Learn more about Automotive Service I and apply today.

Automotive Service II Proficiency Certificate

Add to Your Automotive Expertise

Enhance your skills for expanded career opportunities after completing the first Automotive Service proficiency certificate. You’ll get hands-on training in a short amount of time, leading to preparation for entry into the automotive repair field.

 Program benefits:

  • Gain skills for career entry with just five courses
  • Successful completion of this certificate counts toward the Automotive Service degree, allowing you to pursue your education at your own pace
  • Partnerships with Ford, Nissan and Subaru offer training and certification leading to job placement; preparation to become an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified technician
  • Median salary of $30,000 to $45,000

Learn more about Automotive Service II and apply today.

Advanced Automotive Repair Professional Proficiency Certificate

Elevate Your Career with Additional Skills and Experience

Already working as an auto technician? Here’s your opportunity to add to your knowledge and improve your eligibility to move to a higher pay scale. By learning how to use more specific tools and equipment, you will increase your ability to diagnose and fix more vehicles and complex problems, and position yourself for a potential raise or promotion.

 Program benefits:

  • Build upon your current experience for more employment and advancement opportunities
  • Meet and network with other professionals in the field
  • Median salary of $35,000 to $45,000

Learn more about the Advanced Auto Repair Professional program and apply today.

Alternative Fuels: Electric Vehicles and Hybrids Micro Proficiency Certificate

NEW Program Starting in Sept. 2022 for experienced automotive technicians!
Gain the hands-on skills needed to work on electric and hybrid vehicles

The sales of electric and hybrid vehicles hit record highs last year with U.S. hybrid sales jumping 76% to account for 5% of the market and U.S. electric vehicle sales jumping 83%, accounting for 3% of the market. This growth is expected to continue.  General Motors, Ford and many other companies have already set deadlines for when their vehicles will no longer use fossil fuels. Prepare for a changing industry by learning to diagnose and repair vehicles that use an electric motor to charge and propel the vehicle.

 Program benefits:

  • Prepare for a career in the rapidly changing transportation industry
  • Add this valuable credential to our Automotive Technologies degree program
  • Perfect for experienced technicians looking to strengthen their skillset

Interested in our Electric Vehicles and Hybrids program?

Learn more about Electric Vehicles and Hybrids program and apply today.

Questions? Complete our request for information form.

Alternative Fuels: Carbon Based Fuels Micro Proficiency Certificate

NEW Program Starting in Sept. 2022 for experienced automotive technicians!
Expand your skills and increase your earning potential

This micro proficiency certificate addresses the needs of a changing industry that is rapidly moving away from fossil fuels, with a focus on servicing vehicles that use new and alternative fuels. Companies that use fleets of vehicles look for cost savings in fuel costs and logistics as they prepare for the future. You will learn how to diagnose and repair vehicles that use an internal combustion engine powered by CNG, a unique carbon-based fuel.

 Program benefits:

  • Develop skills for the future
  • Can be taken independently or used as a short add-on to our degree program
  • Perfect for experienced technicians looking to strengthen their skillset

Interested in our Carbon Based Fuels program?

Learn more about our Carbon Based Fuels program and apply today.

Questions? Complete our request for information form.

Medium and Heavy Truck Technology I Proficiency Certificate
Inspection, Maintenance, and Minor Repair

NEW Program Starting in Sept. 2022!
Get the skills you need to enter the automotive industry—fast 

This new certificate allows you to learn how to quickly enter today’s automotive industry in the area of medium and heavy truck technology, and equipment repair. The new Career and Advanced Technology Center will give you the exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience servicing high-tech medium and heavy trucks, so you can fast track a career with family-sustaining wages.

Certificate benefits:

  • No previous industry experience required
  • This program was developed in collaboration with SEPTA, the City of Philadelphia and area trucking companies to make sure graduates' skills align with their needs
  • This stackable certificate can be linked with the Truck Service Technology certificate
  • Can also be applied toward an A.A.S degree in Medium and Heavy Truck Technology

Interested in the Medium and Heavy Truck Technology Inspection, Maintenance, and Minor Repair program?

Learn more about this certificate and apply today.

Questions? Complete our request for information form.

Medium and Heavy Truck Technology II Proficiency Certificate
Truck Service Technology

NEW Program Starting in Sept. 2022!
Take your auto career to the next level with hands-on training

Advance your career in medium and heavy truck repair and service. Gain hands-on experience, putting your skills to the test as you learn about technologies associated with medium and large vehicles, including trucks, buses, tractor trailers, and off-road equipment.

Certificate benefits:

  • This program was developed in collaboration with SEPTA, the City of Philadelphia and area trucking companies to make sure graduates' skills align with their needs
  • This is a stackable certificate that can be combined with our Truck Inspection, Maintenance, and Minor Repair certificate for greater career growth
  • Can also be applied toward an A.A.S degree in Medium and Heavy Truck Technology

Interested in the Medium and Heavy Truck Service Technology program?

Learn more about this certificate and apply today.

Questions? Complete our request for information form.