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Auto Mechanical & Collision Repair

Fox Valley Technical College is a nationally-recognized provider of automotive mechanical training. Customized training and seminars are provided for you using instruction that emphasizes hands-on, practical application of skills. Your training can be conducted in our state-of-the-art facilities and includes the use of actual vehicles throughout the training experience. On-site training, consultation and technical assistance are also available.

Training specialties cover the full spectrum including fuel injection systems, on-board diagnostics (OBDII), climate control systems, basic and advanced electrical systems, brakes and anti-lock brakes, drive lines and transmissions, steering and suspension systems, entertainment systems, and engine measurements and testing. Featured auto mechanical and auto collision repair training and seminars include:

  • Alignment Using Hunter Alignment System-Introduction
  • Alignment Using Hunter Alignment System-Advanced
  • Alignment Using John Bean Alignment System-Introduction
  • Alignment Using John Bean Alignment System-Advanced
  • ASE Certification Test Preparation
  • Automotive Basic Electrical
  • Automotive Brakes and Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Automotive Service Writer Workshop
  • Basic Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Collision Damage Assessment-Introduction
  • Drivability Diagnostics
  • Intro to Hybrid Vehicles
  • Intro to Light Duty Diesel
  • New Vehicle Technologies
  • Problem Alignment Diagnosing and Repair
  • Structural Repairs-Advanced
  • Weld Qualification Prep Class

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**Alignment Using Hunter Alignment Systems-Introduction**

Designed for alignment technicians and shop service writers working in shops using Hunter Alignment Systems equipment. Hands-on application of information includes actual vehicle repair to reinforce concepts for a thorough understanding of steering and suspension alignment basics. Learn how to use Hunter equipment to its potential. Communicate effectively by understanding effects of common alignment problems and causes.

**Alignment Using Hunter Alignment Systems-Advanced**

Designed for technicians working with Hunter Alignment Systems equipment. Problem alignments can be a major barrier in profit and customer satisfaction. Understanding causes of handling issues, tire wear and collision-related problems will turn problem alignments to profit while maintaining highly satisfied customers. Make your Hunter system work for you by learning the advanced tools and procedures already at your fingertips. Hands-on application of information and vehicle repair will be included.

**Alignment Using John Bean Alignment Systems-Introduction**

Designed for alignment technicians and shop service writers working in shops using John Bean Alignment Systems equipment. Hands-on application of information includes actual vehicle repair to reinforce concepts for a thorough understanding of steering and suspension alignment basics. Learn how to use John Bean equipment to its potential. Communicate effectively by understanding effects of common alignment problems and causes.

**Alignment Using John Bean Alignment Systems-Advanced**

Designed for technicians working with John Bean Alignment Systems equipment. Problem alignments can be a major barrier in profit and customer satisfaction. Understanding causes of handling issues, tire wear and collision-related problems will turn problem alignments to profit while maintaining highly satisfied customers. Make your John Bean system work for you by learning the advanced tools and procedures already at your fingertips. Hands-on application of information and vehicle repair will be included.

**ASE Certification Test Preparation**

Receive an intensive four-hour block of instruction both in the classroom and in the shop for the specific ASE category. ASE areas covered include A-1 thru A-9 and Advanced Level Specialist L-1.

**Automotive Service Writer Workshop**

Assists automotive service writers improve their communication skills and knowledge through intensive class participation, role plays and discussion of case studies.

**Basic Automotive Brakes and Air Conditioning**

Designed for mechanics that need the knowledge and skills to work on automotive climate control systems. The workshop offers a basic working knowledge of HVAC systems on current production vehicles. Identification and operation of system components, air distribution systems, and diagnosis and repair will be covered. Servicing systems with contemporary equipment and scan tool diagnosis will be instructed both in the classroom and in the shop. The entire process of recovery, recharging and reclaiming will be discussed and performed. You will learn system function and operation, as well as servicing and diagnostics. Also learn about A/C system and component identification, operation, diagnosis, repair and refrigerant handling. A certificate of achievement will be awarded upon completion.

**Collision Damage Assessment-Introduction**

Designed to introduce inside and outside insurance claim adjusters, appraisers and collision shop estimators to the estimating process. The material presented aids in the understanding of P-Page interpretation relative to repair estimates. Effectively communicate within the collision industry with improved estimate structure, included/non-included operations comprehension, and component identification skills. Upon completion you will understand component identification, P-page explanations, guidelines in structuring an estimate, abbreviations and acronyms, and complete computerized estimates using the software of choice.

**Intro to Hybrid Vehicles**

Introduces students to hybrid vehicles from the major manufacturers including Toyota, GM, Ford, and Honda. Participants perform lab activities related to basic operation, inverters, ICE and emissions during this 20-hour training.

** Intro to Light Duty Diesel**

Introduces students to the diesel engine operation fundamentals during a 24-hour training. Covers maintenance and tune-ups, including fuel pump and injector replacements. Participants learn to troubleshoot drivability and fuel economy complaints along with lab activities related to testing and diagnostics.

Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
D. J. Bordini Center
1825 N. Bluemound Road
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277

bi.services@fvtc.edu
www.fvtc.edu/bis
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P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771


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