The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is pleased to welcome our newest National Training Center member: Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC).

BRCC’s Automotive Technology Program, part of the Transportation Technology Division, is housed in an 84,000-sqaure-foot, state-of-the-art facility for teaching automotive and diesel heavy truck technology. The program features an innovative three-day school week and paid internships for its students at local auto service departments.

Baton Rouge Community College’s Transportation Technology Division, shown here, is home to the Automotive Technology Program. Credit: Baton Rouge Community College

“The Automotive Technology Program is a recent addition to Baton Rouge Community College,” says Van Guarino, department chair. “We are excited to offer two-year degrees to those seeking careers related to transportation and the automotive industry. The various curricula are designed with real-word applications in mind and we have working relationships with local service departments as part of the program. Becoming part of the NAFTC allows us to broaden our course material offerings and provide even more opportunities for our students.”

BRCC’s Automotive Technology Program provides specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles at the entry level. The program prepares individuals in the diagnosis of malfunctions and the repair of engines, drive trains, and suspension systems; how to work with fuel, electrical, cooling, and brake systems; and techniques to select, safely use, and maintain shop equipment.

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