Automotive Program

For more information about our Automotive Program, you may contact Rick McCormac at mccormacr@carteret.edu or (252) 222-6203.

Available Courses

Basic Automotive Repair

Covers the theory, construction, inspection, diagnosis, and repair of automotive engines and related systems. Includes fundamental operating principles of engines and diagnosis, inspection, adjustment, and repair of automotive engines using appropriate service information. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive engines including tear down and repair of cylinder heads, engine blocks, etc. Students will also learn bore and stroke design characteristics along with camshaft choices, cylinder head and intake usage, and proper exhaust design. Requires: OSHA approved safety glasses, solid toe shoes, applicable tool list, and appropriate clothing. Text book: Automotive Technology 5th ed.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55

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Automotive Braking System

This course 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. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive braking systems. Requires: OSHA approved safety glasses, solid toe shoes, applicable tool list, and appropriate clothing.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: Provided in class

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Automotive Tire service (ATS) Certification

The ATS credential is the industry-recognized credential for individuals servicing modern cars and light trucks. The program is offered through the Tire Industry Association, which is the nationally recognized leader in tire safety. The program consists of a 13-hour course for technicians and service advisors working or who want to work in this field. It includes the step-by-step procedures for lifting the vehicle; removing the assembly; de-mounting, mounting and inflating; balancing; tire repair; and wheel installation. The course also covers proper installation of tires in relation to Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors (TPMS) and the newest procedures when servicing tires.

Course Fee: $70
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Certification Exam and Book Fee: $250
Start Date: TBD 2020 | M/W | 6 – 9 pm | 6 sessions | Automotive Shop

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Automotive Racing & High Performance Engines

This course will teach you how to plan, design and build high performance engines from fuel system to oil pan. Build big power with any automotive or marine in-board engine. Requires: OSHA approved safety glasses, solid toe shoes, applicable tool list, and appropriate clothing.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: Furnished in class

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Automotive Air Conditioning

Covers the theory of refrigeration and heating, electrical/electronic/pneumatic controls, and diagnosis/repair of climate control systems. Topics include diagnosis and repair of climate control components and systems, recovery/recycling of refrigerants, and safety and environmental regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the operation, diagnose, and safely service climate control systems using appropriate tools, equipment, and service information. Requires: OSHA approved safety glasses, solid toe shoes, applicable tool list, and appropriate clothing.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: Furnished in class

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Automotive Performance Diagnostic and Electrical

This course covers basic electrical theory, test equipment, diagnosis, repair, and replacement of batteries, starters, and alternators. Topics include Ohm’s Law, wiring diagrams, circuit testing, and basic troubleshooting. This is an introduction to the basic interrelationship of the engine, ignition, fuel, and exhaust systems that is called, engine performance. This course will cover the basics of the ignition system, basic engine operation, basic fuel and its delivery. The byproduct of their united functions which is exhaust and emissions will be discussed. Basic diagnostics and maintenance of these systems will be taught. High Performance and racing applications will be taught as well.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: Furnished in class

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Automotive Steering and Suspension

This course 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. Upon completion, students should be able to service and repair steering and suspension components, check and adjust alignment angles, repair tires, and balance wheels. Requires: OSHA approved safety glasses, solid toe shoes, applicable tool list, and appropriate clothing.

Course Fee: $180
Insurance Fee: $0.55
Book Fee: Furnished in class

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