Automotive Training & Repair Technician Program

Automotive Repair Technician Program


Get Certified Automotive Technician Training In Just 26 Weeks

The US automotive repair and maintenance services industry includes about 160,000 establishments with combined annual revenue of about $115 billion. With automotive technician training, you can get a stake in this billion-dollar industry.

With 228,440 employees in the industry and an employment growth rate of 1.7%, the future looks bright. In addition, Pennsylvania is one of the top 5 employing states for the occupation, with a median annual wage of $44,050. PTTI is one of the top automotive training institutes in Philadelphia.

What Can You Expect From Our Program?

  • Real hands-on experience
  • Support every step of the way
  • Certifications
  • Connections to Industries
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From Our Program, You Will Learn

Shop Safety, Measurement, And Math
In this course, the student will acquire an in-depth knowledge of shop equipment, processes, and procedures for operating equipment so that the student and others remain safe in a working automotive repair center. Truck and passenger lifts, safety data sheets, chemicals, and tire machines will get more emphasis. Students will learn mathematics such as slopes, volumes, areas, percentages, variables, bar graphs, line charts, and their relationship to volts, ohms, current, capacitance, transformers, diodes, transistors, and temperature-pressure-speed. Students will learn customary and metric measuring systems, conversion charts, and safety rules.
Brake Systems And Master Cylinders
Students taking this course will gain theoretical knowledge of the entire braking system. Master cylinder, brake lines, hoses, calipers, brake line fittings, brake pads, safety measurements, wheel cylinders, and the brake system operation form an integrated system. The course will allow every student to learn the function and application of master cylinders, how and when to check for leaks, replacement, and unique failure modes. In addition, this course will allow the student to have a well-rounded understanding of the master cylinder and its use for stopping vehicles on the road and how air over hydraulics work.
Suspension & Alignments Fundamentals
In this course, the student will understand how suspension components operate, function, fail, replace, and maintain safety. They will learn about various car suspension types, shocks, struts, front and rear suspension, foreign and domestic vehicles on cars and trucks. They will assemble and disassemble suspension components, perform routine maintenance, understand how to perform first-stage suspension diagnosis checks and alignments. They will perform over 20 alignments by the end. They will inspect, report any failures, repair failed vehicles, and perform alignments as required by dealer specification on the Hunter Hawkeye alignment machine.
PA Emission And Safety Inspection
Students will learn about the Pennsylvania Emissions Inspection, all theories, and practices in repair centers. Documenting the evidence of PA Emissions, fraud prevention, and how to explain inspection results to management and customers alike will get emphasis. Students need to pass a PA State Emissions Licensing Exam and obtain a PA State Emission License critical to securing a job in the automotive repair industry. PTTI will help to schedule the PA State Emissions Licensing Exam. They will become proficient at performing Pennsylvania (PA) State Safety Inspections for Pass/Failure of automobiles and light-duty repair on vehicles.
Electrical & Systems Troubleshooting
Students will learn ohm’s law and apply it to perform primary electrical diagnosis for engine component wiring, shorted or open circuit wiring, and determine why power is not getting to various electrical sub-systems in a vehicle. They will learn how to use volt-ohm meters to diagnose wiring failures on the vehicle. Students learn how to utilize computerized diagnosis scanners using AllDatapro and Mitchell “On Demand” software to perform a primary diagnosis to vehicle engine sensors, transmission, and body control systems. They will diagnose problems related to the vehicle’s engine, transmission, and body control operations.
Exhaust, Tires, And Tire Systems
Students will diagnose exhaust problems, determine corrective actions, use an oxy-acetylene torch for heating and cutting, remove and install exhaust components such as catalytic converters, flex pipes, resonators, under the axle, mufflers, and tailpipes. Students will learn how to remove exhaust sections without destroying components before and after the operation. Students will perform the actual work themselves with hands-on training and gain proficiency. They will learn about tires and their relationship to rims, how tires are mounted to rims, high-speed wheel balancing, and repairs to tires within the specified legal limits.

What’s better than working on computers to diagnose and solve engine and alignment problems along with the hands-on job of repairing a suspension, brake system, exhaust component, or electrical problem, and then going home with the satisfaction that you put a safe vehicle back on the road? Nothing, except getting paid good money to do it, right! With our fast-track accelerated training program, you can achieve that stable and secure career opportunity. Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans ((federal and private), and institutional financing plans. In addition, grants and financial aid are available for those who qualify.


By completing our Auto Mechanic Certification Program, you’ll get paid to do what you love the most. So let’s connect to discuss how Philadelphia’s Automotive Training Institute can help shape your future.

Talk to an Admissions Representative at 215-381-9403 or send an email at or chat with us now.

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Professional Development
Once the student reaches approximately 700 hours, PTTI’s Career Services department gets them ready for their career with professional development classes. Resume writing, career identification, interview coaching, financial management, and more are part of this course! Professional Development classes help you become a competitive job applicant with strong professional skills to accelerate you into your career.
Resume Building
PTTI’s curriculum includes various projects and certification opportunities and offers valuable internships and externships to build your resume or portfolio. In addition, our career services department helps students develop a marketable and professional resume, custom fit to the student’s desired industry. You will learn how to market yourself and communicate your strengths to companies to get the career you deserve.
Financial Aid Is Available
Many students are surprised how fast they finish the financial aid process with guidance from our team of counselors! PTTI’s Financial Aid team will help you through each step of the process, from creating an account, entrance counseling, and setting up a plan to pay off any loans or payments. Even after graduation, PTTI’s financial aid team is here to help you find the best solutions for ensuring your successful career.
Flexible Class Schedule
By collaborating with PTTI’s Admissions department, our staff will help prospective students enroll in flexible class schedules to fit their current plans. Morning classes occur from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and evening classes run from 3:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Snacks/Refreshments Served Daily
PTTI offers students the benefits of our food drive to help themselves with nutritious snacks and refreshments throughout the day. In addition, PTTI provides meals for you to take home, so they don’t have to worry about shopping while receiving their education. PTTI gets a shipment every Monday and lasts the whole week.

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Course FAQ’s

How much will this program cost me?

Tuition and fees: $18,038 (plus $150 registration fee and Insurance Fee $12 = Total Tuition: $18,200)
Books and supplies: $0
On-campus room & board: Not Offered
For further program cost information, click here.
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming standard time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through Grants, Scholarships, Loans (federal and private), and Institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates :
Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *
We have withheld median amounts to preserve the confidentiality of graduates

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program takes 26 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2019-2020, *% finished in 26 weeks.
* The number who finished within the standard time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job placement rate for students who complete the programs with PTT Institute is 92%.
* The placement rates vary/change every month. The above number is an average % based on a sample time frame, although the institute is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Have been out of school for a long time. Will I face any trouble?

The Automotive Repair Technician Program is unlike attending courses at other schools or universities. The course has an 80% hands-on curriculum with the most updated technology in the industry. In addition, PTT Institute courses allow students to accelerate their learning through an online, classroom, and instructor lead format, so you come to track in no time.