Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
4 Programs Available
Go from behind the wheel to under the hood with a variety of maintenance and transportation programs at McFatter Technical College.
Students will be trained to repair damaged vehicle bodies, learn the use of parts and repair manuals, learn flat-rate information systems and get their hands on different power tools to make our vehicles look their best and operate efficiently.
Automotive Collision Technology Technician
Program Length: 1400 hours/approx. 14 months (full-time); 24 months (part-time)
Instruction and training includes the use of parts and repair manuals, price lists, flat-rate manuals, computerized systems for estimating and pricing to customers; recordkeeping; shop safety, and housekeeping. Throughout the course of the program, students will receive comprehensive instruction in the five (5) areas of specialization recognized by the Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for professional technician certification. Students are encouraged to participate in the ASE Certification testing program during their training.
Automotive Service Technology
Program Length: 1800 hours/approx. 15 months (full-time)
Training includes the use of electronic diagnostic equipment, computerized automotive repair data systems, specialized test equipment, and hand & power tools. Instruction aligns with the areas recognized by the Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for professional technician certification. The program’s nine courses are: Automotive Assistor, Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance. Students are encouraged to participate in the ASE Certification testing program during their training.
Program Length: 6 hours
Let McFatter Technical College certify you to drive a fork lift through the National Safety Council/FLI Learning Systems, Inc. You will receive classroom and hands-on training. Certification includes operation training definitions from OSHA and NIOSH. Fine tune your operational skills and refresh your understanding of safe fork lift operating procedures. Certificate is valid for 3 years
Marine Service Technologies
Program Length: 1350 hours/approx. 12 months (full-time)
McFatter’s one-year Marine Service Technology program will prepare you for a career in the pleasure boating arena by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to service and overhaul these watercraft. The program is divided into (6) six courses, covering such topics as Electrical Fundamentals, Marine Rigging, Outboard Engines, Fuel Injection Principles, Stern Drives and Inboard Engines.
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams
Industry certifications make you more employable. You will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in your field of study.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Credit
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing their program at McFatter Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.