Automotive Continuing Education

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  • Before attending each course (even if you have taken a course at Durham Tech before), the employer will need to complete the most recent version of the LT-310 Mechanic Application form. It must be signed by the employer and the student. Students without the completed and signed form the first class day, will not be able to attend the course and will have to reschedule for the next available course section.

    Three areas must be completed on the form. Any omissions will cause a delay in processing by Durham Tech and the DMV.
    1. At the top, place an “X” next to “Add Employer.” You should also place an “X” next to “New or Renewal.” If working at additional employer stations, enter the station in the top right section.
    2. The Mechanic’s Information section must be completed and signed by the technician.
    3. The Employer Information section must be completed and signed by an official of the station.
    4. NOTE: Upon successful completion of the class Durham Tech is required by the DMV to mail/submit the latest revision of the original, completed LT-310 form.
  • Register and pay online (view instructions) for these courses. Use Internet Explorer or Firefox for best results. If you prefer to pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

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1616 Cooper St, Durham, NC 27703. Park in Lot H (behind building).
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Automotive Safety Inspection

(Experienced mechanics and other trained technicians only)

This course is designed for automotive employees needing the required certification to perform NC inspections. Students can download a copy of Auto Safety & OBD Emissions course materials from NC DMV License and Theft Bureau. Please bring safety glasses to class. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $76.25.

Students should have basic knowledge of vehicle systems.

Please Note: Complete the LT-310 Mechanic Application form (revised 7/17). It must be signed by the student and an official of the station (view form instructions at top of this page). Bring it the first day of class.

63237 T 12/18 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162
63236 W 12/19 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162
65021 T 1/8 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162
65023 MT 1/14-1/15 5–9 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162
650256 T 1/22 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162

On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II Automotive Emissions

(Experienced mechanics and other trained technicians only)

This is a mandatory course for automotive employees performing NC Safety and Emissions inspections. It focuses on the computer and software that monitor the emissions control devices installed in vehicles beginning in 1996. Individuals who have not been certified by the NC Department of Motor Vehicles to perform Safety and Emissions inspections must take the course. Students can download a copy of Auto Safety & OBD Emissions course materials from NC DMV License and Theft Bureau. Please bring safety glasses to class. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $76.25 Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer to pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

Students should have basic knowledge of vehicle systems.

Please Note: Complete the LT-310 Mechanic Application form (revised 7/17). It must be signed by the student and an official of the station (view form instructions at top of this page). Bring it the first day of class.

63253 Th 11/15 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162
63255 WTh 12/5-12/6 5–9 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162
63256 Th 12/13 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162
63257 M 12/17 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162
65022 Th 1/10 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162
65024 WTh 1/16, 1/17 5–9 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162
65026 Th 1/24 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162
65027 Th 1/31 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Newton (Building 4), 4-162

Vehicle Escort Driver Certification

The course focuses on the functions and duties of the escort driver for overweight/oversized vehicles in NC, as well as highway operations and breakdown operations. Cost includes handbook and materials. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $75

65681 Sat 3/2 9 a.m.–6 p.m. OCC February 22 registration deadline