Automotive & Light Duty Diesel Technology General Info
If you want to use your problem solving and technical skills and work with gasoline and light duty diesel vehicles in the automotive industry, this is the right program for you.
As an Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technology student you will study the vehicle from bumper to bumper and roof to road. This program will prepare you to meet the needs of today’s automotive industry including light duty diesel systems. The program utilizes current industry trends including student laptops with access to service information databases and shop management software widely used in the field. Students also have access to factory and aftermarket diagnostic tools. In this program your time will be spent learning how to diagnose and repair systems in a hands on environment to give you working knowledge of complex automotive and light duty diesel systems. A real world atmosphere will prepare you to enter the workforce with the problem solving skills you will need to be successful. This program will prepare you for employment in automotive dealerships, independent shops, performance shops, fleet facilities, or owning your own business.
NCC is a Snap-on Tool Educational Partner —Every student has access to a new tool box full of new, high quality Snap-on tools from day one of their first semester. This will let the student start their education without the large expense of buying the tools themselves right before school starts. Also, all of the technology in the labs will be updated twice a year to the most current available.
All of NCC’s instructors are trained in the NC3 curriculum. National certifications will be available in: Transportation, Automotive Diagnostics, Precision Measuring Instruments, Torque Fundamentals, Wheel Service & Alignment, Battery Starting and Charging, Multimeter, Diesel Diagnostics, Off-Road Diesel Technologies and Tool Safety.
- Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Four Semesters & Two Summer Term
- Fall semester entry for full-time students
- Good hand-eye coordination
- Good reading comprehension
- Basic science & math skills
- Good communication skills
- Computer skills also helpful
- This program is available on campus. General education courses are available online.
Requirements for this program
|AUT106-C||Introduction to Automotive Technology||2|
|AUT605-E||Basic Automotive Electrical Systems||7|
|AUT165-E||Automotive Engine Performance I||5|
|ENG105-A||Composition 1 OR||3|
|SPC112-A||Public Speaking OR||3|
|AUT503-E||Automotive Brake Systems||3|
|AUT404-E||Automotive Suspension and Steering||4|
|AUT805-E||Automotive Engine Performance I||6|
|MAT110-A||Math for Liberal Arts OR||3|
|MAT102-A||Intermediate Algebra OR||3|
|AUTO SERVICE DIPLOMA AWARDED|
|AUT703-E||Automotive Heating/Air Conditioning||3|
|AUT813-E||Automotive Engine Performance II||6|
|AUT846-E||Advanced Automotive Electronics||6|
|CSC110-A||Introduction to Computers||3|
|PHI105-A||Introduction to Ethics OR||3|
|PHI142-A||Ethics in Business OR||3|
|AUT251-E||Automotive Drive Trains I||6|
|AUT252-E||Automotive Drive Trains II||6|
|AUT867-E||Intro to Light Duty Diesel||3|
|SOC110-A||Introduction to Sociology OR||3|
|SOC120-A||Marriage and Family||3|
|AUT868-E||Diesel Systems Diagnosis & Repairs||7|
|*A cumulative grade point|
average of 2.0 is required
to participate in the
Frequently Asked Questions
Jobs in the automotive industry are in high demand. Students can get work as
technicians, parts specialists, service writers, service managers, shop owners, and mobile technicians.
Starting technician salaries begin around $12–18 per hour. When technicians refine their skill they can work on a commission base and earn more.
Classes focus about 75% of the time in a hands-on project-based learning environment and the other 25% in the classroom with lecture. In the lab students will learn on real world problems and with leading-edge equipment used by the industry. Students will cover all eight (8) ASE areas and have a summer internship within the two-year program.
This is a one of a kind program focusing on automotive platforms that include gasoline and light duty diesel systems. The program is NATEF certified and all instructors are ASE master certified and have real world experience.
Student Story Aléxandro Vazquez
“I’ve been fascinated with cars since I was 5 or 6 years old. I loved the Fast and Furious movies. My mom told me to choose a career that would always be around. I heard NCC has a really good Automotive program and the hands-on experience really sold me.”
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