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Automotive Technology Certificate

Program Overview

Do you like working on cars? Are you are detail-oriented with the ability to identify and fix problems? If so, you have the qualities needed to succeed in a career in automotive technology.

NECC’s Certificate in Automotive Technology will provide you with an overview of automotive technology, with a special focus on brakes, steering and suspension systems, and alignments. The curriculum follows the standards established by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. The seven-course certificate can be completed in as little as nine months. Hands-on courses are offered in the evenings, and the remaining courses are offered evenings, days, or online. The Certificate in Automotive Technology is offered in partnership with the Greater Lawrence Technical School.

Career Opportunities

After completing this certificate, you will be prepared for an entry level position in the automotive technology field. The program includes a hands-on co-operative education course that will allow you to gain real-world experience working in the field.

Additional Opportunities

Northern Essex offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students of all fields. If you would like to get involved, consider joining one of the college’s many clubs and organizations. You can also take advantage of numerous career workshops to help you succeed in college and in your career.

Getting Started

Ready to get started? It’s easy! Northern Essex has an open admissions policy, which means that if you have a high school diploma or GED/HiSet or other state-approved equivalency credential, you are eligible to enroll at NECC. Just fill out an application, attend an orientation/assessment session, and then register for classes.

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