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Automotive Technician Training

How ATC’s Culture Is Built for Non-Traditional Students

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)* has found several distinctive traits that set non-traditional students apart from traditional undergrads (those who attend a four-year college or university directly after high school, and then join the workforce). At our two-year post-secondary automotive training school, we’re thrilled to provide a learning environment where both traditional and […]

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Automotive Technical Instructor Career Overview

Of the five main programs of study in the automotive and marine industries (automotive, collision reconditioning, diesel, hi-performance, and marine service), each offers an array of different career paths to strive toward, from insurance adjuster to trackside technician. One auto career that all of these programs have in common is becoming a technical instructor in […]

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Your Path to Becoming a Shop Foreman

Combining leadership skills and a love of interacting with people and cars, becoming an automotive shop foreman can be a rewarding opportunity for the right technician. If you’re interested in becoming a shop foreman someday, but aren’t sure where to start, consult the following post on what it takes by your fellow auto enthusiasts at […]

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Automotive Technician vs Collision Repair Technician: What’s the Difference?

Car lovers considering their career options in the automotive field often find that more than one program offered by a post-secondary school piques their interests. To help those torn between pursuing automotive technology and collision reconditioning technology, Automotive Training Center (ATC) put together the following guide to the differences between training to be an automotive […]

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4 Traits of a Successful ASE-Certified Technician

If you’re embarking on career training in the automotive space, you’ve likely heard of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the industrywide-recognized organization that oversees technician training practices and shop standards. In the infographic below, ATC took a look at some of the habits and skills these proven technicians exhibit. Do you have […]

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Eco Friend or Foe: How Efficient Are Eco-Friendly SUVs?

We know what you’re thinking: “Eco-friendly SUV: Isn’t that a little misleading?” For the majority of their existence, SUVs have been more or less considered gas-guzzling machines. But new advancements in auto technology are distancing large vehicles from this image as automakers make SUV versions that rely on alternative fuel sources permanent members of their […]

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5 Auto Body Painting Safety Tips

Sanding, painting, or applying solvent or fillers is a daily duty of professional and practicing collision repair technicians. But no technician or hobbyist should ever put their health in danger for the perfect paint job. At ATC, we take auto body painting safety seriously and our shop-based training sessions are always accompanied by the proper […]

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Your Career Possibilities After Vo-Tech + ATC

Vo-tech used to be the only required training for aspiring automotive and marine technicians, but as the auto industry has advanced, so have the training requirements for technicians in the field. Today’s employers actively seek candidates who already have two years of post-secondary training under their belts. Classroom theory and hands-on, shop-based practice put you […]

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