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Program Overview

This Automotive Certificate course covers the laws, procedures, and specifications needed to perform a North Carolina State Safety and Emissions inspection. Topics include brake, steering and suspension, lighting, horn, windshield wiper, tire, mirrors, and emission control devices inspection. The course also covers principles of operation and types, diagnosis, service, and repair of brake systems. Topics include drum and disc brakes involving hydraulic, vacuum boost, hydra-boost, electrically powered boost, and anti-lock and parking brake systems. In addition, the course also covers principles of operation, types, and diagnosis/repair of suspension and steering systems to include steering geometry. Topics include manual and power steering systems and standard and electronically controlled suspension and steering systems.

Looking to increase your skills? Workforce Training courses are provided to help meet this need. Courses are offered most semesters. Click the Skills Training tab to view available courses.

Instructional Format: Face-to-face class meetings to include lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice and simulation of scenarios.

Employment Opportunities:

Upon completion of this course, individuals should be able to apply for positions with automotive dealerships, repair ships or work independently as an automotive repair technician.

Program Contacts:

Jill Harding

Director - Pilot Center and Occupational Programs

Workforce Certificate Courses

Automotive

AUT-3137 Auto: Suspension, Brakes, Safety and Emissions

Certification Testing: NC Automotive Safety Inspection/OBD II

Skills Training Courses

Courses

Auto Body Repair 3109 - 7
$15 supply fee added in the tuition. Class will meet in room M-105

Instructor:
David Hawks
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$198
Dates Days Times
8/15/22 - 12/12/22 M 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Auto Body Repair 3109 - 8
$15 supply fee added in the tuition. Class will meet in room M-105

Instructor:
David Hawks
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$198
Dates Days Times
8/16/22 - 12/8/22 TTh 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Auto Body Repair 3109 - 9
$15 supply fee added in the tuition. Class will meet in room M-105

Instructor:
David Hawks
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$198
Dates Days Times
8/16/22 - 12/8/22 TTh 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Auto OBD Emission Init/Re 3129 - A04
Class will meet in room V-113

Instructor:
David Allgood
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$71
Dates Days Times
8/9/22 - 8/11/22 TTh 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Auto OBD Emission Init/Re 3129 - A06
Class will meet in room V-113

Instructor:
David Allgood
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$71
Dates Days Times
10/8/22 S 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Auto OBD Emission Init/Re 3129 - A07
Class will meet in room V-113

Instructor:
David Allgood
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$71
Dates Days Times
12/6/22 - 12/8/22 TTh 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Auto Safety Inspection 3129 - C05
Class will meet in room V-113

Instructor:
David Allgood
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$71
Dates Days Times
7/16/22 S 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Auto Safety Inspection 3129 - C07
Class will meet in room V-113

Instructor:
David Allgood
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$71
Dates Days Times
11/5/22 S 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Auto Safety Inspection 3129 - C06
Class will meet in room V-113

Instructor:
David Allgood
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$71
Dates Days Times
9/13/22 - 9/15/22 TTh 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Intro to Transportation 3137 - N01
Class will meet in room M-105

Instructor:
D. Hawks
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$127
Dates Days Times
8/18/22 - 12/15/22 Th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Non-Structural Damage I 3109 - N01
Class will meet in room M-105

Instructor:
D. Hawks
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$198
Dates Days Times
8/16/22 - 12/13/22 TW 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Painting & Refinishing I 3109 - M01
Class will meet in room M-105

Instructor:
D. Hawks
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$198
Dates Days Times
8/15/22 - 12/7/22 MT 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Plastics & Adhesives 3109 - Q02
Class will meet in room M-105

Instructor:
D. Hawks
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$198
Dates Days Times
8/19/22 - 12/16/22 F 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Small Engine Mechanic 3200 - 4
Class will meet in room V-113

Instructor:
David Allgood
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$71
Dates Days Times
8/1/22 - 9/26/22 M 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Small Engine Mechanic 3200 - 5
Class will meet in room V-113

Instructor:
David Allgood
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$71
Dates Days Times
10/3/22 - 11/21/22 M 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Structural Damage I 3109 - S01
Class will meet in room M-105

Instructor:
D. Hawks
Location:
Main Campus
Cost:
$198
Dates Days Times
8/17/22 - 12/8/22 WTh 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program Costs

Cost: Total projected cost for this certificate is $183. Skills Training courses tuition rates based on course hours.

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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