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College Opens Doors to Montgomery County Transfer Students

Pennsylvania College of Technology home to one of the nation’s oldest continuous automotive programs is among the partners in a grant-funded initiative to offer bachelor’s degrees to Montgomery County Community College students.

The community college was awarded a $1,371,264 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand the automotive program at its Pottstown campus and designated Penn College’s four-year automotive technology management major to receive associate-degree students referred by the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board and Pennsylvania Career Link.

According to MCCC’s grant application, automotive technology is the 10th-largest industry cluster and the eighth fastest-growing in Pennsylvania. The initiative allows the community college’s automotive program to expand from 52 credit and 10 noncredit students annually to 115 credit and 60 noncredit students each year.

Penn College’s bachelor-degree automotive major is one of only three in the country to be accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology.

Its graduates are prepared for careers in corporate customer relations and technical support; entry-level corporate management; automotive teaching positions; dealership service- and parts-department management; business ownership within the transportation repair and service industry; service-and-parts sales representative; and garage or fleet-management positions.

For more information about the college’s School of Transportation Technology, call (570) 327-4516, send e-mail or visit online.

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