Automotive Noncredit Courses

Automotive Safety Inspection (Experienced mechanics and other trained technicians only)

This course is designed for automotive employees needing the required certification to perform NC inspections. Students can download a copy of Auto Safety & OBD Emissions course materials from NC DMV License and Theft Bureau. Please bring safety glasses to class. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $75.35. Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer to pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

42863 T 11/4 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454 Driving Directions to the Newton Building
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42864 T 11/18 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
42866 T 12/2 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
42869 T 12/9 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
 

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course

motorcyle safetyThis course uses the curriculum developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. It is designed for persons with little or no riding experience; however, participants must be able to ride a bicycle. Supplies needed include eye protection eyeglasses, sunglasses, goggles, or face shield; full-fingered gloves; over-the-ankle boots; long pants; long-sleeved shirt or jacket; and a N.C. Department of Transportation-approved helmet (some are provided). Motorcycles are provided. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 22 hours. $179. The price for this class will be $189 in 2015.

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40577 F 10/31 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  

Helpful Hints

On both Saturday & Sunday, arrive at the motorcycles with all of your gear a minimum of 15 minutes prior to riding. Be ready to ride at the appointed time.

Gear (minimum requirements)

  • DOT Approved Helmet – we have helmuts for your use if needed
  • Eye protection - face shield, goggles or glasses
  • Long sleeve shirt; dress in layers if possible
  • Long pants - sturdy denim is good; no flared bottoms or super baggy
  • Over the ankle shoes. MUST COMPLETELY COVER THE ANKLE BONE. (Chunky shoes make shifting difficult)
  • Full fingered gloves (does not have to be motorcycle gloves but cannot be rubber gloves)
  • Sunglasses (optional)

Nice to know:

  • Lunch is on your own - bring it with you or go out
  • No set duration for lunch - varies between 45 minutes and 1 hour
  • Bring water - freeze a bottle or two and they stay cooler on warm days
  • Drink 2 glasses of water each night to help hydrate your body
  • Folding chair - nice for breaks and lunch time
  • Wear sunscreen  - lips too
  • Bring snacks
  • Generally range riding each morning and classroom each afternoon

Need to know:

  • Bring workbook to class with you on Saturday and Sunday
  • Class may run past scheduled time - be flexible
  • To complete the course, you must arrive on time for each session
  • You will be tired and sore - refrain from any late night activities

On the Range Success:

  • HAVE FUN!!!
  • Remember to breathe, relax, and listen
  • Leave your previous ideas about motorcycles at home
  SatSun 11/1–11/2 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40578 F 11/7 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 11/8–11/9 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40579 F 11/14 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 11/15–11/16 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40580 F 11/21 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 11/22–11/23 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40581 F 12/5 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 12/6–12/7 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
The price for this class will be $189 in 2015.
45146 F 2/6 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 2/7–2/8 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45147 F 2/13 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 2/14–2/15 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45148 F 2/20 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 2/21–2/22 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45149 F 2/27 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 2/28–3/1 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45150 F 3/6 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 3/7–3/8 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45151 F 3/13 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 3/14–3/15 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45152 F 3/20 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 3/21–3/22 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45153 F 3/27 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 3/28–3/29 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45154 F 4/10 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 4/11–4/12 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45155 F 4/17 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 4/18–4/19 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45157 F 4/24 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 4/25–4/26 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45158 F 5/1 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 5/2–5/3 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45160 F 5/8 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 5/9–5/10 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45161 F 5/15 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 5/15–5/16 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45162 F 5/29 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 5/30–5/31 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
45163 F 6/5 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 6/6–6/7 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
         

On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II Automotive Emissions (Experienced mechanics and other trained technicians only)

This is a mandatory course for automotive employees performing NC Safety and Emissions inspections. It focuses on the computer and software that monitor the emissions control devices installed in vehicles beginning in 1996. Individuals who have not been certified by the NC Department of Motor Vehicles to perform Safety and Emissions inspections must take the course. Students can download a copy of Auto Safety & OBD Emissions course materials from NC DMV License and Theft Bureau. Please bring safety glasses to class. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $75.35. Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer to pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

42872 Th 9/4 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
42873 Th 9/18 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
42874 Th 10/2 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
42875 Th 10/23 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
42876 Th 11/6 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
42877 Th 11/20 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
42878 Th 12/4 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454
42879 Th 12/11 8 a.m.–5 p.m. NEWT 454


On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II Automotive Recertification (Experienced mechanics and other trained technicians only)

This course is for automotive employees who have been certified in Emissions and Safety inspections. Students can download a copy of Auto Safety & OBD Emissions course materials from NC DMV License and Theft Bureau. Please bring safety glasses to class. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 4 hours. $75.35. Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer to pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method. Please review the course materials.

41014 F 7/25 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 453
4108 F 8/8 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 453
42880  F 8/22 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 454
42882  F 9/5 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 454
42884 F 9/19 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 454
42885  F 10/3 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 454
42886  F 10/24 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 454
42887 F 11/7 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 454
42888  F 11/21 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 454
42889 F 12/5 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 454
42890 F 12/12 8 a.m.-noon NEWT 454


Vehicle Escort Driver Certification

The course focuses on the functions and duties of the escort driver for overweight/oversized vehicles in NC, as well as highway operations and breakdown operations. Cost includes handbook and materials. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $69

41059 Sat 8/2 9 a.m.–6 p.m. OCC
43005 Sat 12/6 9 a.m.–6 p.m. OCC


Vehicle Escort Driver Recertification

This course is for all escort vehicle operators who are currently certified but need to complete their four-hour recertification training. Cost includes handbook and materials. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 4 hours. $69

42992 Sat 10/11 9 a.m.–1 p.m. OCC

 


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