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Take the wheel of your schedule. Then take the wheel of your career.
Automotive Training Center’s Automotive Technology program is available in the evening for students who have a busy schedule during the day. Featuring a similar curriculum and training method as the daytime Automotive Technology training, you’ll learn the skills needed to succeed as an automotive technician during a class time and schedule that works best for you.
What to Expect from Automotive Technology – Evening
The evening Automotive Technology program at ATC features ASE-certified instructors teaching hands-on courses where you’ll gain shop experience through ATC’s specialized labs and modern facilities. One-on-one instruction gives evening Automotive Technology students at ATC the chance to learn by diagnosing, repairing, and servicing a variety of foreign and domestic vehicle makes and models.
This exposure to industry-standard tools and procedures through extensive education gives students the opportunity to learn and work toward developing the skill set of a professional technician.
Through our evening classes, students will gain the experience and education required to enter the workforce as a trained entry-level automotive technician. Graduates who receive an automotive diploma from ATC may go on to any number of careers, including:
- 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
*These positions may require more years of industry field experience
Make Time for ATC With Night Classes
Throughout your life, you may have spent time in the classroom during the day. However, night classes may be the best option for your current lifestyle. We’re here to help make sure these evening courses will be the right fit.
Evening classes at ATC can provide a certain flexibility, particularly if you already have a full- or part-time job that’s paying the bills. Be in control of your days while getting an education at night. It’s the best of both worlds.
There are numerous advantages to keeping your part-time or full-time job during the day while attending classes at night. You’re able to maintain cash flow while still acquiring the skills you’ll need to work in the automotive world.
Plus, you’ll be learning from the same ASE-certified instructors who teach at ATC during the daytime. About half of your time will be spent in the classroom with courses focusing on engine repair, brakes, suspension, electrical systems, and more. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve learned in the classroom while working in the shop with the latest industry-available equipment.
Why Take Night Classes?
We’ve already explored some of the benefits of taking night classes here at ATC, but there are a few more reasons worth considering coursework after the sun has gone down. It’s possible that you just may not be a morning person. A lot of people thrive with a later start time. After all, it can take quite some time for the brain to wake up each day, so you may be more alert and retain more information when taking classes at night.
As many students taking classes ATC are seeking a career change, the social experience of a shared goal can be another benefit. In addition, nighttime classes tend to have smaller class sizes, so you’re able to get more individualized attention.
Plus, you have more time to get work done. You may be busy during the morning hours with a part-time job, but then have some time to set aside in the afternoon to get work done and prepare for your next class.
Find Your Automotive Career at ATC
We’re dedicated to ensuring all students who attend classes at ATC graduate on time and with the knowledge to begin a career in the automotive industry. Upon graduation, you’ll be opened up to a whole new world of opportunity. We seek to help you find a career that lines up with your interests and goals.
We’ve partnered with the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, so you’re able to take advantage of employment opportunities with over 180 new car and truck dealerships. Upon graduation, many students find a career with one of the local dealerships in our region.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our AT-EVE Program
What are the differences between the Automotive Technology Day and AT-Eve programs?
Aside from when classes are taught, the biggest difference between attending AT-Eve and AT-Day is the program length. Automotive Technology day students can expect to complete their courses in 64 weeks. Shorter sessions in the evening mean that students enrolled in our AT evening program should plan on training for 84 weeks.
While these two programs may be a difference of training in the day vs. night, they have a lot in common, like the topics taught, the projects you’ll work on in the shop, and the careers you may be eligible for after successful program completion.
What are the benefits of attending AT-Eve vs Day? How do I know which is right for me?
For those who have life commitments during the day, whether that’s caring for a little one or running a small business, attending Automotive Technology classes in the evening can be a way to continue your routine while working toward earning an automotive education.
While the evening program length is longer than daytime training, by maintaining your existing source of income, you can keep up with monthly finances and potentially streamline your transition into a future career in the automotive industry.
How can I learn more?
ATC is ready to give you the automotive industry training you need at a time that works for your schedule. For more information on ATC’s Automotive Training evening program, you can contact one of our campuses.