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Automotive Certification Courses

Auto Safety Inspection Certification

This eight-hour course certifies safety inspectors according to state law. The course includes lecture, lab and exit examination. The textbook is the North Carolina Transportation Division of Motor Vehicle Enforcement Section Manual. You may print it from the NCDOT website.

Event NameEvent TypeWhenWhere
Auto SafetyCourseAugust 23, 2016 - August 24, 2016
Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
Auto SafetyCourseSeptember 13, 2016 - September 14, 2016
Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
Auto SafetyCourseOctober 10, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 200
Room – 215
Auto SafetyCourseNovember 8, 2016 - November 9, 2016
Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
Auto SafetyCourseDecember 9, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 200
Room – 215

OBD II Certification

This eight-hour course certifies vehicle inspectors in On-Board Diagnostics II Emissions testing procedures as established by state law. The course includes lecture, lab and exit examination. The textbooks are the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicle On-Board Diagnostics (OBD II) Emissions Certification Course Inspection Procedures Manual and the North Carolina Transportation Division of Motor Vehicle Enforcement Section Manual. You may print both from the NCDOT website (book one and two).

Event NameEvent TypeWhenWhere
OBD II CertificationCourseSeptember 19, 2016 - September 20, 2016
Mondays, and Tuesdays
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
OBD II CertificationCourseNovember 14, 2016 - November 15, 2016
Mondays, and Tuesdays
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213

OBD II Re-Certification

Students must have and bring to class proof of certification. This course recertifies vehicle inspectors in On-Board Diagnostics II Emissions testing procedures as established by state law. The course includes lecture, discussion and exit examination. The textbooks are the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicle On-Board Diagnostics (OBD II) Emissions Certification Course Inspection Procedures Manual and the North Carolina Transportation Division of Motor Vehicle Enforcement Section Manual. You may print both from the NCDOT website (book one and two).

Event NameEvent TypeWhenWhere
OBD II RecertificationCourseAugust 25, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
OBD II RecertificationCourseSeptember 15, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
OBD II RecertificationCourseOctober 13, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
OBD II RecertificationCourseNovember 10, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
OBD II RecertificationCourseDecember 2, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4204

AUT-3200 Small Engine Mechanic

This course is designed to cover both four stroke and two stroke engine theory of both hand held and gasoline powered small engines. The students will gain knowledge on small engine fundamentals through seminars containing power points, text and work books and web base training from Honda and Briggs & Stratton. They will receive hands on experience with the tear down and inspection of Honda four stroke engine in accordance to manufacturer’s specifications. Students will then rebuild the engine and test run and tune to manufacturer’s specifications.

The course also covers servicing and troubleshooting of small engines. Students will be given an engine with a problem or issue and demonstrate how to troubleshoot and solve the issue with the engine. Students may use school engines or bring in their own engine for this section.

This course covers shop safety practices and the use of general and specialty hand and measuring tools. The course will also briefly cover jobs in the field of small engine repair. Instructor: Dan Burns

Event NameEvent TypeWhenWhere
AUT-3200 Small Engine RepairCourseSeptember 6, 2016 - November 10, 2016
Tuesdays, and Thursdays
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 200
Room – 201D

Hybrid Vehicle Overview and Basic Safety - NEW

Students will gain skills needed to understand Hybrid vehicles, basic maintenance on Hybrid vehicles, basic safety when working on Hybrid vehicles and where to locate important information about Hybrid vehicles.

Event NameEvent TypeWhenWhere
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For more information, please contact:

RCCC Navigation Station at 704-216-7222 or email coned@rccc.edu