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Automotive Training Center, also known as ATC, has been training students to become automotive industry professionals, for 100 years. Since the school's beginnings in 1917, to the two campuses in Exton and Warminster, PA, ATC has maintained their standing as one of the Philadelphia area’s most-respected technical schools.

Automotive Career Training Programs

Automotive Training Center's Automotive Technology programs provide the skill and training you need to become a successful automotive technician.

Through a combination of class time and shop time, you will receive extensive instruction from experienced and knowledgeable ASE certified instructors, and also receive one-on-one, hands-on training using industry standard tools. You will also get experience diagnosing, servicing, and repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models, both domestic and foreign. 

Automotive Technology - Evening Classes

  • ATC’s Automotive Technology program is also available in the evening.

If you find yourself fascinated by heavy-duty engines and complex hydraulic systems, Automotive Training Center's Diesel courses are definitely for you. Nationwide manufacturers and dealers are looking for skilled technicians with in-depth automotive training.

Automotive Training Center’s Diesel courses provide classroom training combined with hands-on shop experience while becoming familiar with the industry's biggest names like Detroit Diesel (MTU), Cummins, and Caterpillar. 

If you have a passion for working under the hood of fast cars, Automotive Training Center's Automotive Hi-Performance Technology program is right for you.

This program will enhance your understanding of automotive engine principles and take you through the theory of how to maximize an engine’s performance by machining its parts to extremely finite tolerances.

Turn accidents into opportunities... career opportunities.  Accidents do happen, and there is always a need for experienced collision repair technicians to restore vehicles to look and drive like new.

Automotive Training Center's Collision Reconditioning Technology program features 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, the demand for skilled collision repair technicians has never been greater. 

Marine Service Technology offers a sea of opportunity!  If your interest lies with working on marine engines, get your training with Automotive Training Center's Marine Service Technology Program. 

At ATC, 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 also 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. 

*This program is only offered at the Warminster, PA campus 

When you graduate from one of ATC’s career training programs; you will be qualified to work in the automotive industry in 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

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

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Automotive Training Center Locations

  • Exton, PA
  • Warminster, PA



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