CCBC Automotive Program

CCBC Automotive Program


why should students come to CCBC cost is very low the students get a degree that is transferable almost anywhere we’ve deployed a of eggs we’ve taken over ins rebuilt engines done a lot of fun things transmissions as well CCBC offers the most outstanding value in the marketplace for technical education in our automotive program students are exposed to outstanding theory and lecture which address the native outcomes and then they get to combine that with practical application in our state-of-the-art laboratories this really results in the best combination of instruction and pedagogy and the outcome truly is the most effective highest performing technician in the baltimore-washington Metro we have very open lines of communication here my students call me by my name Tony it’s not mr. Prescott it’s Tony and realistically this is like a job here our students are with us for two years and they’re performing in the classroom in the laboratory and at the dealership their programs are all directly affiliated with manufacturer partners so they’re not only sanctioned programs but they’re resourced programs where the manufacturers provide us with everything from automobiles technical expertise technical resources in some cases equipment and in other cases actual curriculum what we’re looking for is somebody that embodies professionalism booth to see a job through and is here to get as much education as they can while they’re here today’s cars require a lot more hands-on skills cars at yesteryear you could pretty much pick it up by watching somebody do it you could do a lot of on-the-job training today you not only need to know the nuts and bolts of how an engine or transmission work but you also need to know the electrical and electronics and computer skills so it’s a it’s a fairly well-rounded individual we’re looking for somebody that has the hands the nuts and bolts skills but also is able to think in a logical progression and diagnose a complex electrical electronic or or computer-based issue now with the new vehicles and the new technologies you get as much IT and within a vehicle as you do in our IT program so we’re looking for the stem students those that are looking for science technology engineering mathematics they earn two things from us they earn credits towards an AAS degree in automotive technology which they can transfer to a school such as Pennsylvania College of Technology and move on to a bachelor’s degree or they can transfer that to a degree in an automotive math and science like Ferris State the other thing they earned from us is manufacturer credentials my pair goal is to be a mechanic for a couple more years maybe 10 years or so and then maybe do servers managing or I was thinking bout maybe going to college and getting my bachelor’s degree and automotive business and opening up my own shop our students are using laptops and high highly advanced programs specialized programs to diagnose automobiles it’s absolutely nothing like it was in the past the college has just invested in a multi-million dollar expansion of the facility that has enabled us to not only increase the number of classrooms that we have but also to increase and augment the technology that we have in each the individual classrooms we have even larger laboratories to full scale garages and we also have a significant inventory of late-model automobiles probably somewhere in the ballpark of 1.5 million dollars in vehicles that our students get to work with on a daily basis they attempt to update our vehicle fleet every few years so that we always have current model current production vehicles that are pertinent to what the technicians the student technicians are going to see live out in their their work coops and their dealerships we have a chassis dynamometer which you run the vehicle on we have an engine dynamometer which is where the engine has to be outside of the vehicle and a transmission dynamometer which does the same thing as the engine dynamometer it has to be outside of the vehicle since we can’t drive the cars on the street and we need to keep them under controlled conditions we can set them on the dynamometer and set up a specific driving pattern that either recreates an issue within the vehicle or is designed to run a monitor where the vehicle checks itself so we have put a problem in it we need to verify that the car sees the problem and then diagnose and repair the problem you can spend your money at the other trade schools and you could blow thirty forty thousand dollars going here or there but really real-world practicality you just get a lot for for your money at CCBC it really steered me in the right direction and gave me a lot of that instruction to really help me progress through my career but we hire truly the best men and women from the field world-class technicians with the highest level of credentials in their manufacturer specific dealers that they come out of these folks are not only ASE certified but there are manufacturers certified in most cases they’ve agreed and in many cases their advanced degree the teachers and the instructors are really good on explaining things if you have any trouble and they do a really good job on just helping you out and you know if you’re struggling somewhere they’ll take the time you can ask anybody any of the instructors around here and it’ll take the time to explain it to you and you know help you through the program the community college is Nate F certified national automotive technicians Education Foundation certified the purpose of the whole program is to give the dealer a well-qualified apprentice student I’ve been to program a total of about 14 months and I’ve had six certifications the students see the same instructors for the entire two years that they’re here they’re working with the same work co-op persons for the entire two years this becomes a mini mini family or an extension of their family my recognition of females is to come here the school is the greatest school ever your hands on you learn everything and you’re not treated different I think one of the best benefits of the program is it’s a cohort design so the students come in and they’ll do eight weeks of school and then they have eight weeks to apply the knowledge they’ve learned at the dealership working with with their mentors and protector the technicians in the dealership it gives you the opportunity to learn at the same time in multiple ways you don’t just read books and watch lectures you actually might learn something and then five minutes later actually do it but probably my favorite thing about the entire program is that it gives you a job part of the program is the internship or apprenticeship and that’s where the experience really comes into play we’re very fete proud of the fact here that we have a 100% placement rating and that’s not just at graduation this is all day one then the majority of our programs are at a 100% on day one student who has the certificate versus a student who doesn’t have their certificate you know it’s not to say that the one that doesn’t won’t excel it’s to say that the one that has it has already began its own


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