GTCC TO HOST AUTOMOTIVE OPEN HOUSE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 19, 2016

JAMESTOWN, N.C. – Guilford Technical Community College will host a free open house for its Automotive Systems Technology, Collision Repair, and Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology programs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at the Transportation Complex, Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main St., Jamestown.

Visitors will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with faculty, learn more about the programs and career paths, and attend classes and seminars. Prospective students can also begin the registration process for fall semester.

The automotive, collision repair and diesel programs feature hands-on student learning. A variety of vehicles are used on a daily basis to give students the opportunity to experience real-world working environments. The cost for an associate degree in an automotive program is approximately $8,000.

AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

The Automotive Systems Technology program trains individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. Students learn how to repair, service and maintain a variety of automobiles. A two-year degree and various certificates are offered.

The program also features a Ford Option and GM Option in which students can earn a paycheck while they learn through a cooperative experience. Students alternate between classroom and on-site work to become a Ford or GM-trained automotive technician and obtain Ford or GM credentials required by their employer. GTCC offers the only Ford ASSET program in N.C., and its GM ASEP program is one of only three in the state. Upon graduation, students in the Ford and GM programs will have full-time employment. Learn more at http://degreeprograms.gtcc.edu/automotive-system-technology/.

COLLISION REPAIR & REFINISHING TECHNOLOGY

The Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology curriculum provides training in the use of equipment and materials of the autobody repair trade. Students study the construction of the automobile body and techniques for autobody repairing and refinishing. The program offers an associate degree, diploma and certificate. Learn more at http://degreeprograms.gtcc.edu/collision-repair-refinish-technology-2/.

DIESEL AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY

The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology program prepares individuals for employment as technicians in diesel-powered medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The one-year diploma program consists of three semesters designed to equip students with basic knowledge and skills to enter the workforce quickly upon completing the program.  The program includes paid, on-the-job work experience in a dealership, terminal, or repair shop. Learn more here: http://degreeprograms.gtcc.edu/diesel-and-heavy-equipment-technology/.

For more information about GTCC’s Automotive or Diesel programs, contact Jeff Faircloth, department chair of Automotive and Diesel, at (336) 334-4822 ext. 50184 or jafaircloth@gtcc.edu.

EVENT INFORMATION

What: Automotive and Diesel Open House

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 4

Where: Transportation Complex, Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main St., Jamestown. (No. 2 on the map: https://www.gtcc.edu/media/10954/jamestowncampusmap.pdf)

Information: Contact Jeff Faircloth, department chair of Automotive and Diesel, at (336) 334-4822 ext. 50184 or jafaircloth@gtcc.edu.

Website: http://degreeprograms.gtcc.edu/transportation/

Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.

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