CCTC’s Academic Program Manager for Automotive Technology David Moore started his service in the United States Army when he was 17 years old. After his time in the Army, David worked for six years at Sumter Chrysler before moving to CCTC in 2008. While working at the college, he earned his associate degree in General Technology from CCTC in December 2014.
“Job opportunities in Automotive Technology are high in demand. There are more jobs available than I have students to fill them with. For some students, during their second year of the program, we’re able to place them in a part-time internship at a dealership or a local automotive shop. It allows students to work while still completing the program and that gives them a better opportunity to find employment once they have completed the program,” says David. He adds, “The automotive program here is meant to be challenging but fun. Our main goal is to not just to prepare students for a job, but to get them ready for a career. These students are looking for a career and we’re trying to prepare them for one.”

CCTC’s Industrial and Engineering Division offers two automotive related certificates: Automotive Technology Certificate and Automotive Diagnostic Technology Certificate. These certificates are designed to provide technology specific training in a combination of classroom and lab settings to prepare students for jobs in the field. Students learn technical skills and workplace professionalism to prepare for entry-level jobs in automotive engine repair, drive train repair, and diagnosis of brake, suspension and steering systems. The Certificate in Automotive Diagnostic Technology program uses classroom and lab settings to train students for entry-level automotive jobs. Students learn automotive electrical systems repair, heating and air conditioning repair, and engine performance to prepare for careers as apprentice technicians, auto technicians and specialty technicians.

Automotive Technology is one of the many two-year (or less) programs offered by Central Carolina Technical College that has a near 100 percent job placement rate.