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Automotive TechnologyTruck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
Automotive Training Center’s Automotive Technology program instills the mindset and skillset you need to become a successful professional automotive technician. The perfect balance of class time and shop time allows you to make a smooth transition to the workforce with the practical skills you need to succeed in today’s automotive industry.
You’ll receive extensive instruction from knowledgeable and experienced ASE-certified instructors as well as benefit from one-on-one, hands-on training in our modern shop facilities, utilizing industry-standard tools and procedures. Plus, you’ll gain experience diagnosing, servicing, and repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models, both foreign and domestic.
Automotive and Hi-Performance TechnologyTruck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
If you have a passion for muscle cars, race cars, and the equipment that allows them to surge from 0 to 60 MPH in mere seconds, Automotive Training Center’s Automotive and Hi-Performance Technology program may be for you.
The Automotive and Hi-Performance program at ATC is an engaging study of all aspects of the automobile and includes three separate courses dedicated to automotive engines. Over the course of an AHP education, you’ll develop your knowledge of engine principles and be led through the theoretical understanding of maximizing an engine’s performance by engineering its parts to extremely finite tolerances.
Guided by ASE-certified instructors on real industry equipment, AHP students have the chance to perform multiple test runs on an engine and/or chassis dynamometer to chart their understanding, progress, and ultimate success with Hi-Performance engines.
Automotive and Diesel TechnologyTruck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
Thinking big often leads to a successful future. That’s why if you find yourself intrigued by heavy-duty engines and complex fuel systems, Automotive Training Center’s Diesel mechanic school is definitely for you.
Manufacturers and dealers nationwide are constantly looking for reliable technicians with in-depth automotive diesel training and experience. ATC’s Diesel mechanic school provides you with these valuable assets and focuses on creating tomorrow’s diesel experts today.
Not only will you learn about engines, but you’ll also gain practice on electrical systems, brakes, and suspension and steering systems. As a diesel mechanic, you need to be an experienced problem solver and solution finder. Whether you are speaking to another technician, talking to a service writer, or a diesel equipment owner, it’s important to explain things in an easy-to-understand manner. We seek to develop diesel technician skills but also your communication skills as both are crucial to your success.
Collision Reconditioning TechnologyTruck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
Automotive Training Center’s Collision Reconditioning Technology Program features a comprehensive study of vehicle repair here at our collision repair school. We prepare students with the training and experience they need to qualify for entry-level opportunities in the field.
With more vehicles on the road than ever before, the demand for talented collision repair technicians is higher than it’s ever been. ATC Collision Reconditioning Technology students will learn first-hand from ASE and I-CAR certified instructors and have numerous opportunities to be involved with actual repairs on live vehicles in our modern shop facilities at our auto body repair school.
As a collision repair technician, you will develop the skills needed to become a master metal worker, welder, painter, and overall vehicle specialist. Whether repairing a vehicle after it’s been damaged in an accident or bringing it back to life with a fresh paint job, collision repair technicians must have strong attention to detail and an interest in autobody work.
Marine Service TechnologyTruck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
As a student in ATC’s MST Program, you’ll receive hands-on training and experience while performing maintenance and repair on inboard and outboard engines manufactured by Honda, Yamaha, and Mercury Marine as well as other major manufacturers. You’ll study the finer points of marine engine technology in a classroom setting and even wrench commercial and pleasure watercraft engines in dry and wet settings.
In addition, you’ll learn about the many supportive systems and sub-systems found in the industry today, including electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and heating, and fiberglass and gelcoat repair.
Your education at ATC will focus on real-world applications. That means you’ll have the opportunity to perfect your craft by working on some of the top technology in the industry.
Automotive Technology - EveningTruck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
While daytime classes and schooling may be what you’ve been accustomed to your entire life, it’s possible that going to school in the evening could be the best option for your current situation. At Automotive Training Center, it’s possible to fit evening classes into your lifestyle.
You’ll learn from ASE-certified instructors who have experience teaching the program, with sessions divided between the shop and the classroom. Classroom activities will include courses on engine repair, brakes, suspension, steering, and more. Shop facilities will allow you to practice your skills on modern vehicles using industry equipment.
Aside from the different schedule, the biggest difference between the AT-EVE and AT-DAY programs is the course length. Automotive Technology daytime students can complete coursework in about 64 weeks. The AT-EVE program has fewer course hours but takes about 84 weeks to complete.