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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 SafetyCourseJanuary 26, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
Auto SafetyCourseFebruary 7, 2017 - February 8, 2017
Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4204
Auto SafetyCourseMarch 2, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
Auto SafetyCourseApril 11, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
Auto SafetyCourseMay 24, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
Auto SafetyCourseJune 7, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
Auto SafetyCourseJuly 11, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213

OBD II Certification

This course now covers both initial certifications, as well as recertifications. For recertifications, students must have and bring to class proof of 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 CertificationCourseJanuary 20, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 200
Room – 215
OBD II CertificationCourseFebruary 17, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 200
Room – 215
OBD II CertificationCourseMarch 3, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 200
Room – 215
OBD II CertificationCourseApril 21, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4204
OBD II CertificationCourseMay 11, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 200
Room – 215
OBD II CertificationCourseJune 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 200
Room – 215
OBD II CertificationCourseJuly 12, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 200
Room – 215

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 RepairCourseJanuary 23, 2017 - April 5, 2017
Mondays, and Wednesdays
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4204

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