Sunday, June 12, 2011

Automotive Training Center

Automotive Training Centers are located in Exton and Warminster, Pennsylvania. ATC's mission is to give you the fundamental knowledge and technical skills, as well as professionalism, confidence, teamwork and leadership skills. ATC provides you with an encouraging learning environment and hands-on instruction.Their mission is to ensure that you're the best professional that you can be when you graduate.

ATC provides you with your choice of Automotive, Diesel or High-Performance Electives, Collision Program or Marine Program.

Both campuses include a student computer lab/library, classrooms, specialized labs, administrative offices, shops and student break areas. ATC's facilities focus on creating a hands-on training experience while implementing one-on-one interaction with ATC's experienced instructors. Each classroom, shop & lab area includes :

* Mustang Chassis Dynamometer
* Hunter Four-Wheel Alignment System
* Engine dynamometer
* Frame bench
* Global Finishing Solutions down draft paint booth
* Double prep station and paint mixing booth (Warminster)
* Lifts
* Presses
* Welders
* Scanners
* Lab scopes
* Diagnostic instruments
* Emissions analyzers
* Measurement tools
* Fuel injection testers

ATC also generously supplies students with all of the special tools, test equipment, and appropriate demonstration units for the duration of the training programs. ATC stays current with equipment as specified by the experts in the automotive, diesel, hi-performance, marine service, and collision repair industries.

Diagnostic instruments, Scanners, lab scopes are also available for evaluating engine performance.
Automotive Program
As an ATC graduate, you will be a part of one of these exciting careers in the automotive industry:

* Automotive Technician
* Service and/or Parts Manager
* Shop Foreman
* Service and Repair Business Owner
* Telephone (Hotline) Technical Assistance
* Salesperson (Auto, equipment, tools, books)
* Service Consultant
* Parts Counterperson
* Automotive Technical Instructor
* Field Service Representative
* Insurance Investigator
* Manufacturer Representative
* Technical Writer
* Engine Rebuilder

Automotive Technical Center's Automotive Programs: Advanced Automotive Technology - 19 months Specialized Automotive Technology - 17 months Automotive Technology - 15 months Automotive Technology - Evening - 20 months
Diesel Program
Are you interested in the inner workings of heavy-duty engines and complex hydraulic systems? ATC's Diesel courses are definitely for you. Automotive Training Center is churning out tomorrows diesel experts. Take advantage of both classroom and hands-on training and become familiar with the industry's biggest names like Detroit Diesel (MTU), Cummins, and Caterpillar. Big engines, big machines, and big careers are waiting. As a graduate of the diesel program careers like this will be waiting:

* Automotive, Truck, Bus and Marine Diesel Technician
* Injection Pump Rebuilder/Calibrator
* Power Generator Technician
* Heavy Equipment Technician
* Agricultural Equipment Technician
* Manufacturers Representative
* Service and/or Parts Manager
* Service Writer

Hi-Performance Program
If you love fast cars and burning rubber this program is for you. This program will enhance your understanding of automotive engine principles and lead you through the theoretical understanding of maximizing an engines performance by machining it's parts to extremely finite tolerances. Performing multiple test runs on the engine dynamometer allows you to chart your understanding, progress and ultimate success with Hi-Performance Engines. With this program under your belt you could qualify for a career such as:

* Automotive Machinist
* Engine Builder
* Performance Technician

Automotive Technical Center's Diesel & Hi-Performance Programs Advanced Automotive Technology (ADAT) - 19 months Choose Diesel or Hi-Performance Elective
Collision Program
ATC's Collision programs help you comprehend the study of vehicle restoration, including metalworking, body repair, frame repair, welding, painting and refinishing, electrical and steering and suspension systems. ASE and I-CAR certified instructors are ready to give you hands-on training. Through this program, you will have many opportunities to do live repairs on actual vehicles. With more vehicles and accidents on the road then ever before, the demand for collision repair specialists are high. ATC Collision Program graduates can choose from successful and rewarding careers such as:

* Collision Repair Technician
* Service and/or Parts manager
* Service Writer
* Insurance Appraiser and/ or Adjuster
* Technical Instructor
* Parts Counterperson
* Manufacturer Representative
* Salesperson (equipment, tools, paint, books)
* Custom painter
* Restoration Technician

Automotive Technical Center's Collision Programs Collision Reconditioning Technology - 15 months Collision Repair Technology - Evening - 20 months
Marine Program
Make a splash with ATC's Marine Service Technology Program. If you are interested in marine engines and love working outdoors, this program is for you. You will receive hands-on training and experience while performing maintenance and repair on inboard and outboard engines manufactured by Honda and Mercury Marine as well as other major manufacturers. You'll even wrench commercial and pleasure watercraft engines in dry and wet settings, and study the finer points of marine engine technology in a classroom setting. In addition, you will 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. ATC's Warminster campus features marine service shops, equipped with eight large water tanks designed specifically for testing the operation and performance of Outboard and Inboard/Outboard (I/O) engines. Marine service program students are also provided special tools for service and testing of:

* Air conditioning and refrigeration systems
* Electrical systems
* Transmissions
* Stern drive units/gear cases
* Fuel injection systems (inboard and outboard engines)
* Jet drives

As a Graduate of ATC's Marine Service Technology Program you could qualify for a career in:
* Marine Service Technician
* Marine Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
* Marine Electrician
* Gelcoat and Fiberglass technician
* Personal Watercraft technician
* Service and/or Parts Manager
* Technical Instructor
* Field Service Representative

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