This program provides students with hands-on training aimed at providing the skills needed to acquire employment as an entry-level diesel/truck repair technician, diesel mechanic, heavy equipment technician, or power plant technician. This program also prepares students for two nationally recognized industry certifications; the master National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
The mission of the Navistar program at South Suburban College is to prepare students for a careers or promotional opportunity in the field of diesel/truck, heavy equipment, and power plant positions. Students will also be prepared to earn nationally recognized certification.
Our vision is to maximize student learning through solid instructional methods and hand-on experience required to work in the field of diesel/truck repair, heavy duty equipment, and power plants. Student will be better prepared to enter into a four year university or increase their job opportunities.
Through quality instruction from faculty and input from the Advisory Board Committee, the following goals have been established for students in the Navistar Program. Students will:
- understand skills to under engine tear-down & build-up
- Gain hands-on experience to inspect and check engine & vehicle
- understand and utilize precision measurement & tools
- gain knowledge and understanding of preventative maintenance
- understand performance diagnostics & testing
- gain valuable Navistar on-the-job work experience by completing an internship within a professional business environment
This program also prepares students for two nationally recognized industry certifications; the master National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
This program has been articulated with some area high schools. Recent high school graduates may have earned credit in this program through high school coursework.
Questions About the Program?
If you have questions about the Navistar – Basic Certificate Program at SSC that weren’t answered above, fill out this form and someone will get in touch with you.
Ms. Ona’ Johnson
Business Program Coordinator
(708) 596-2000 ext. 2357