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Introducing: Penn Foster’s Online Automotive Technician Training

While Ashworth College is no longer accepting enrollments in the Automotive Technician Program, we’re excited to introduce you to our partner school, Penn Foster.

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Penn Foster’s affordable online Automotive Repair Tech Career Diploma is designed with job readiness in mind so you can take the first steps toward building skills you’ll use in your everyday career.


Take the Next Steps Toward a Job as an Auto Repair Tech Online

If you are passionate about cars, take your first step toward a career as an auto repair technician with training from Penn Foster. You'll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work in settings like repair shops, car dealerships, or even your own garage. With the online Auto Repair Technician Program, you learn at your own pace, on your own time - at an affordable price!

Why Penn Foster?

Our partner school, Penn Foster, offers online diplomas, degrees, and training programs that are designed to help you build fundamental skills and prepare for in-demand jobs – all within your budget! With flexible tuition payment plans and career-focused courses, you can reach your goals on your terms.


This program is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).


You’ll have access to digital resources, an online community, and expert instructors.


We offer a variety of payment plan options to fit your budget.

What you get with Penn Foster’s Online Auto Repair Training

  • Engaging, mobile-friendly courses
  • Interactive study guides, how-to videos, and animations
  • Access to classes 24/7 through your Student Portal
  • Student discount on tools from Snap-On tools
  • Live support from expert instructors and dedicated staff
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

Online Auto Repair Training Curriculum

In Penn Foster’s online Automotive Repair Program, you’ll learn the skills that can help you prepare to take the next steps toward becoming a successful auto repair tech and helps you prepare to sit for ASE certification exams – all at your own pace. Your courses include:

  • Automotive Repair Foundations
  • Engine Repair
  • Automotive Brakes
  • Suspension and Steering

Learn More About the Penn Foster Experience

Just like Ashworth College, at Penn Foster we believe education should be affordable and built to help you reach your career goals, prepare for in-demand jobs, and work around your schedule. Learn more about Penn Foster and how our programs work from students and grads who’ve been where you are.

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" Penn Foster has not only helped me graduate but has expanded my knowledge in a way that wasn't stressful or complex. I like Penn Foster because it's very simple to use and easy to get results."

Rylee K.
Penn Foster Graduate

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Penn Foster’s Automotive Repair Technician Career Diploma can help you prepare to take the next steps toward a job as a mechanic or auto repair technician in repair shops or car dealerships. You’ll also gain the skills and knowledge that can help you prepare to sit for ASE exams to become a certified auto repair tech.

Penn Foster’s Auto Repair Technician Training is online and self-paced, meaning you can progress through your courses at the speed that works best for you. On average, most students can finish the program in as little as 8-12 months.

The Automotive Repair Technician Program can help you learn skills that are essential to helping you take the first steps toward becoming a mechanic and sitting for your ASE exams. Throughout your program, you’ll have access to resources and support from instructors who are industry experts. Even better, Penn Foster offers affordable tuition, with most programs offering flexible payment plan options so you can make education work for your budget.

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State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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