Porter and Chester Institute (PCI) offers an Automotive Technology (auto tech) program that can be completed in as few as 12 months. It is offered at the Brockton, Chicopee and Worcester, Massachusetts campuses with the Worcester campus piloting revised curriculum which includes hybrid and electrical vehicle training. The auto tech program is also offered in a hybrid format, meaning the lectures are online and the labs are on campus.
The auto tech world has different careers paths in it that a graduate may be able to get involved in. These jobs may be dependent on factors such as additional schooling, experience, amount of time working in the field, etc.
Automotive Service Technician
- Run diagnostic tests
- Test functionality of parts
- Perform basic repairs
- Replace or charge car batteries
- Mount and rotate tires
- Wheel alignments
- Brake repairs
- Preventative maintenance service
Automotive Sales and Management
- Recruit, hire, train, and oversee a team of automotive sales specialists
- Forecast sales for upcoming months and quarters
- Compile regular reports for dealership management to review
- Coordinate and lead all regular sales meetings with the sales staff
- Set sales goals, track progress, and lead the team to achieve and exceed those quotas
Automotive Parts Specialists
- Manage an inventory on behalf of a dealership, repair shop, or auto parts store
- Check purchase information
- Order stock from suppliers
- Provide order status updates
- Deliver parts to clients
As listed, there are several career paths that may be available to those who graduate from the Automotive Technology program at PCI. To learn more information about the program, visit the program description page. If you're ready to get started, enroll through our online application portal.