Program Overview

Automotive Continuing Education

student in red hoodie leaning over car and looking at engine with screwdriver in hand
Automotive Continuing Education courses include Automotive Safety Inspection, On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II Automotive Emissions, and Vehicle Escort Driver Certification.

Automotive Safety Inspection and On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II Automotive Emissions are offered for experienced mechanics and other trained technicians and requires that students have basic knowledge of vehicle systems.


Must be completed before attending AUT-3129A Safety Inspection or AUT-3129B Emission Inspection:

  1. View and download student lesson plans and PowerPoint materials.
     
  2. Before attending each course (even if you have taken a course at Durham Tech before), your 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. The employer signature indicates their employee has general knowledge of motor vehicles.

    NOTE: Upon successful completion of each 8-hour class, Durham Tech is required by DMV to mail/submit the original completed, LT-310 form to DMV district III. Any omissions will cause a delay in processing by the Durham Tech staff and the DMV.
    • 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.
    • The Mechanic’s Information section must be completed and signed by the technician.
    • The Employer Information section must be completed and signed by an official of the station.
    • 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.

Driving Directions:

Newton (Building 4), Park in Lot H
1616 Cooper Street, Durham NC 27703
The class is located in room 4-162.

View the campus map and driving directions.

AUT-3129B OBD Emission

This course is designed to meet the training and licensing requirements (initial and/or renewal) for the Vehicle Safety and On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. Upon completion, a student will understand the rules, regulations and procedures for conducting a vehicle safety and OBD emissions inspection; be able to inspect a vehicle properly; and be prepared to sit for the state certification exam.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
This course has already started or is not being offered this term.

AUT-3129A Safety Inspections

This course is designed to meet the training and licensing requirements (initial and/or renewal) for the Vehicle Safety and On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. Upon completion, a student will understand the rules, regulations and procedures for conducting a vehicle safety and OBD emissions inspection; be able to inspect a vehicle properly; and be prepared to sit for the state certification exam.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
This course has already started or is not being offered this term.