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.
night classes can offer flexibility, particularly if you have a full- or part-time job that helps you pay the bills. when it comes to our automotive technology – evening (at-eve) curriculum, be in control of your day, and still have time to further your education at night.
the advantages of evening coursework at atc
with evening classes, the part-time night training takes place after the traditional workday. so, you can still keep your job during the day, then have the time at night for training. make ends meet as you acquire the necessary skills to advance your career in the automotive industry.
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.
the automotive technology program
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.
essentially, repetition of task assignments is reduced from the full-time day program, with the difference in program hours. while day classes are different than night classes, these programs have a lot in common, including topics taught, shop work, and the careers you may be eligible for after completion of the program.
prime yourself for a rewarding automotive career
can you picture yourself working on cars full-time? then explore the part-time evening program at atc for that full-time career.
upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to apply for an entry-level opportunity such as:
automotive technician: work in a service center or repair shop diagnosing and solving vehicle issues.
service consultant: help to create a positive experience at a dealership customer service center. you’ll work and communicate with technicians, explain a vehicle diagnosis to drivers, and facilitate payment.
engine rebuilder: diagnose and rebuild one of the most important parts of a vehicle.
what courses will i take at atc’s evening program?
in the automotive technology program, you’ll focus on what’s needed to become an automotive technician working on vehicle repairs on a daily basis. are you ready to begin your education?
learn how the transmission and engine works, and the basic maintenance needs of vehicles, too.
the following courses are taught in the automotive technology program:
- Manual Drive Train & Axles
- electrical systems
- Air Conditioning & Heating
- engine repair
these courses will discuss everything from how heating and cooling works in a vehicle to how the engine functions.
you’ll also find these courses:
- Suspension & Steering
- automatic transmissions/transaxles
- electrical/electronics ii
automotive training center courses in depth
The Manual Drive Train & Axles course is an important building block. Many cars on the road these days come with automatic transmissions, but it’s important to understand manual transmissions and how they work.
this course will cover:
- clutches and drivelines
- rear axles
practice essential shop safety, learning service bay procedures as you go.
the brakes course will cover:
- hydraulic systems
- power brake boosters
- parking brake systems
the brakes are the last line of defense when it comes to bringing a car to a stop. learn about the operation, diagnosis, maintenance, service, and repair of all kinds of braking systems.
The Suspension & Steering course is where you’ll become familiar with all kinds of equipment. Whether it’s in this course or in the others, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to work on the kind of equipment that you’ll see in the real world.
in this case, that means getting to know the:
- hunter computerized alignment systems
- hunter tca34s leverless tire changer
- tc3500 tire changer with run flat technology
- gsp 9700 straight trak lfm wheel service system
preparing for your future at atc
for over 100 years, automotive training center has been ensuring that students are able to become the future leaders in their selected field. from our start as a small technical college in philadelphia to our current status as a mechanic school welcoming hundreds of students each year, we want to ensure you’re able to get the most out of your schooling.
we look forward to hearing from all applicants. with two convenient campuses in exton and warminster, we’re able to serve students from across the area. whether you have just finished high school and are looking to take those next steps, have been in the workforce for a short time, or are considering a change later in life, we’re here to see to it that you get the education you deserve.
you’ll be learning from experienced instructors during the automotive technology program. if your current career is no longer the best fit for your needs and lifestyle, apply to automotive training center today.
explore our highly flexible night classes
if your day job is just a place to go, and isn’t your true calling, then you may be thinking about exploring a new career. you can do just that at automotive training center.
best of all, we understand the needs of our students, which is why we make night classes available, so you can keep that day job until you’ve completed our program. contact us today for more information, or check out our online video tour for perspective from atc students, graduates, and instructors.