#1 Cochran TECHcellence Program

Get Mentor-Guided Training Close to Home, While Being Paid

New and current Rosedale students who aspire to become Automotive Service or Collison Repair Technicians can apply for the popular #1 Cochran 6-month TECHcellence program.

Learn While You Earn

Students enrolled in the TECHcellence program can collect a part-time paycheck as they learn under the personal guidance of a professional certified technician. They’ll get hands-on experience in a fully-operational #1 Cochran facility as they are taught to use some of the most technologically-advanced equipment in the industry. Not only do students in the program get real-world experience in their chosen field, but they have the opportunity to become contributing members of the #1 Cochran team.

Close-to-Home Convenience

With 19 domestic and imported new car brands, over 30 service centers and 11+ Body by Cochran collision centers throughout the region, there is likely a #1 Cochran facility where students can earn and learn close to home. Students can request the brand and location that works best for them and #1 Cochran will do their best to accommodate their wishes. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to literally map out your own future.

Want to Get Hired Upon Graduation?*

In many instances, students who demonstrate proficiency throughout the program can be offered a full-time job as a tech in one of #1 Cochran’s busy service or collision repair centers upon graduation. #1 Cochran is consistently voted a Pittsburgh Top Workplace in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette annual reader’s poll and already has many Rosedale Tech graduates among their team.

#1 Cochran techs receive highly-competitive pay and benefits, plus:

*Employment is not guaranteed

The 6-month Techcellence Program:

Months 1-3

Learn the following critical skills:

  • PA State Inspection Regulations
  • Vehicle Check Sheets
  • Repair Order Documentation
  • Work Culture & Safety
  • Flat-rate Systems & Efficiencies

Months 4-6

Participate in advanced skill building, including:

  • Use of Special Tools & Scan Tools
  • Warranty Processes & Procedures
  • Vehicle Programming
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Multipoint Inspections