Automotive Training Center

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For over 90 years, Automotive Training Center, also known as ATC, has trained hard working students to become automotive industry leaders. From the schools beginnings in 1917, to the two multi-million dollar campuses in Exton and Warminster, Pa, we have maintained our standing as one of the Philadelphia area’s well respected technical schools. When it comes to providing students with a real world learning experience, there’s only one place to turn…we are Automotive Training Center.

When you graduate from one of our career training programs; Automotive Technology, Automotive & Hi-Performance Technology, Automotive & Diesel Technology, Collision Reconditioning Technology and Marine Service Technology, you will qualify to work in career positions such as:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Automotive Specialty Technician
  • Service Advisor /Parts Counterperson
  • Body and Frame Technician
  • Automobile Painter & Refinisher
  • Auto Restoration Technician
  • Performance Engine Rebuilder
  • Marine Service Technician
  • Marine Propulsion Technician
  • Pleasure/Commercial Marine Diesel Technician
  • Auto Insurance Appraiser / Adjuster
  • Transit (Truck) Technician
  • Diesel Engine Technician
  • Power Generator Technician

And more!!

You can start your career moving ahead by completing the information on the attached form. Our admissions representative will contact you to answer any questions you may have and explain to you how to get started training on the career of your dreams.

Programs Available at Automotive Training Center:

    Automotive & Diesel Technology

    Big dreams. Big engines. Big future.

    Thinking big often leads to a successful future. That’s why if you find yourself intrigued by heavy-duty engines and complex hydraulic systems, Automotive Training Center’s Diesel courses are definitely for you.

    Manufacturers and dealers nationwide are constantly looking for reliable technicians with in-depth automotive training and experience. ATC’s Diesel courses provide you with these valuable assets and focuses on creating tomorrow’s diesel experts today.

    Take advantage of classroom lessons and hands-on shop experience while becoming familiar with the industry’s biggest names like Detroit Diesel (MTU), Cummins, and Caterpillar.

    Your big opportunity is waiting…



    Automotive & Hi-Performance Technology

    Fast cars. Burning rubber. Raw fuel.

    If you have a passion for fast cars, the smell of burning rubber and raw fuel, Automotive Training Center’s Automitve Hi-Performance Technology program is for you.

    This program will enhance your understanding of automotive engine principles and lead you through the theoretical understanding of maximizing an engines performance by machining it’s parts to extremely finite tolerances. By performing multiple test runs on the engine dynamometer, you will be able to chart your understanding, progress and ultimate success with Hi-Performance Engines.



    Automotive Technology

    Automotive Training Center’s Automotive Technology programs instill the mindset and skill sets you need to become a successful professional automotive technician. The perfect balance of class time and shop time allow you to enter the workforce with the tools you need to succeed in today’s automotive industry.

    You will receive extensive instruction from knowledgeable and experienced ASE certified instructors, and benefit from one-on-one, hands-on training in our modern facilities, utilizing industry standard tools and procedures. Plus, you will gain experience diagnosing, servicing, and repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models, both foreign and domestic.

    Join the thousands of other ATC graduates that entered as automotive enthusiasts and graduated as professional technicians.



    Collision Reconditioning Technology

    Turn accidents into opportunities…career opportunities.

    Let’s face it, accidents happen. And although nobody “means to do it,” one thing is certain, people are going to need experienced collision repair technicians to restore their vehicles to look and drive like new.

    Automotive Training Center’s Collision Reconditioning Technology Programs feature a comprehensive study of vehicle restoration, including metalworking, body repair, frame repair, welding, painting and refinishing, electrical and steering and suspension systems. You will learn first-hand from ASE and I-CAR certified instructors and have numerous opportunities to be involved with actual repairs on live vehicles.

    With more vehicles on the road then ever before, the demand for talented collision repair technicians has never been higher.



    Marine Service Technology

    Marine Service Technology offers an ocean of opportunity.

    Don’t limit yourself to land. If you’ve always been interested in working on marine engines, and you would prefer to work outdoors the majority of the time, it’s time you make a splash with Automotive Training Center’s Marine Service Technology Program.

    You will receive hands-on training and experience while performing maintenance and repair on inboard and outboard engines manufactured by Honda and Mercury Marine as well as other major manufacturers. You’ll even wrench commercial and pleasure watercraft engines in dry and wet settings, and study the finer points of marine engine technology in a classroom setting.

    In addition, you will learn about the many supportive systems and sub-systems found in the industry today including electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and heating, and fiberglass and gelcoat repair.

    *Only offered at the Warminster, Pa campus



Automotive Training Center Campuses:

  • Exton

    Situated on five acres, our Exton campus is located in the heart of Chester County, one of Pennsylvania’s fastest growing areas. The campus is a convenient commute from most areas in southeast and south central Pennsylvania, northern Maryland, Delaware, and southern New Jersey via major highways including the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Routes 30, 100, 113, and 202. Free parking is also provided for all ATC students at our Exton campus.

  • Warminster

    Our Warminster campus sits on a sprawling 10.5 acres in Franklin Corporate Park in beautiful Bucks County. The campus is a convenient commute from most areas in southeast Pennsylvania and central and southern New Jersey via major highways including the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Street Road, Routes 95 and 611. Free parking is also provided for all ATC students at our Warminster campus.

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