Automotive Services (AST)

Edit

GATE Approved Diploma

Available atDebe, Ste. Madeleine, Point Lisas, Woodford Lodge or Goldsborough, Tobago

Options2 Years (full-time)

The Automotive Services Technician Diploma Programme provides persons with the skills to troubleshoot, repair and maintain modern automobiles. Students are taught to identify faulty operations using diagnostic equipment and service manuals. Graduates will possess the skills and knowledge required to diagnose, repair, overhaul or modify a motor vehicle in accordance with production standards required by industry. Also available at NESC's Goldsborough, Tobago campus.

 
  • Mature students with appropriate qualifications and experience.
    OR
    3 CSEC/CXC Passes
  • Be seventeen (17) years or older.
  • Pass an interview.
  • Pass a Drug Test at their cost.

Contact the NESC for more information on Programme Fees.

Registration Fee:$300

(non refundable)

More Information

Graduates will receive an NESC Diploma (and will be eligible to pursue the NESC Journeyman qualification and the Trades Professional Certificate (Red Deer College (RDC), Alberta, Canada)).

The following are the primary objectives of the Automotive Service Technician Programme:

  • Diagnose, repair, overhaul or modify a motor vehicle and maintain skills and knowledge gained through training and experience.
  • Comprehend work orders, technical bulletins and estimates, and relate the information to the job at hand.
  • Interpret warranty policy in terms of service reports, component failures and analysis records.
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with production standards required by industry.



Modules


  1. Safety Materials and Tools (Part 1 & 2)
  2. Suspension and Steering (Part 1 & 2)
  3. Brake Systems
  4. Electrical
  5. Basic Maintenance
  6. Engines (Part 1, 2 & 3)
  7. Manual Transmissions, Transaxles and Clutches (Part 1 & 2)
  8. Transfer Cases
  9. Drive Axle Assemblies
  10. Ignition Systems
  11. Fuel System(Part 1 & 2)
  12. Emission Control Systems
  13. Electrical Systems Diagnosis (Part 1 & 2)
  14. Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (Part 1, 2 & 3)
  15. Diesel Fuel Systems
  16. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
  17. Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)
  18. Vehicle System Management, Integration and Vehicle Networks
  19. Electrical 2
  20. Electrical (Part 1 & 2)
  1. NESC Diploma
  2. NESC Journeyman
  3. Trades Professional Certificate (Red Deer College (RDC), Alberta, Canada)