National Certificate in Automotive Mechanics


Automotive Mechanics course is aimed at producing Automotive Mechanics who are relevant to the industry and world of work. It is trainee-centered and practical-based. It emphasizes acquisition of skills by the trainees, through practical learning and execution of real life projects.

Trainee and the Instructor during Practice
Trainee and the Instructor during Practice
Deputy Principal Admin Guiding Visitors at the Automotive Laboratories
Deputy Principal Admin Guiding Visitors at the Automotive Engine Room
Automotive Workshop
Automotive Workshop

The course implemented at Ntinda VTI, produces automotive mechanics capable of the following:

  1. Fabricate components and machine parts
  2. Maintain engines to good working condition
  3. Maintain the transmission and suspension systems of a vehicle
  4. Install, repair and maintain the electrical/electronic systems in a vehicle
  5. Prepare reports, budgets, and operation plans
  6. Promote and ensure the safety of workers and plant
  7. Initiate and manage small Business Enterprises

The Course emphasizes the following aspects of learning:

  1. Competence-Based Training Approach
  2. Real Life Practical Assignments with supporting modules
  3. Integrated Education (knowledge, skills and positive attitude)
  4. Innovation and Initiative (learning to solve problems that one has never encountered)
  5. Upward Mobility and Concentric Curriculum
  6. Entrepreneurship and Creativity oriented
  7. Health , Safety, Security and Environmental considerations
  8. Sports, Clubs and Social interactions
  9. Focus on the Disabled, Gender, Marginalized groups and Equity
  10. Sustainability, Professional Practice, and General studies
  11. Modularized courses
  12. Life skills

Career prospects:

A graduate of Automotive mechanics from Ntinda VTI  may be employed in the following organisations:

  1. Manufacturing / processing industries both in the private and public sector
  2. Service sectors like water distribution, sewerage, oil and gas, steam, engineering services/ boards, corporations, and institutions
  3. Construction companies, Public works department and rural development agencies
  4. Power generation, transmission and construction projects
  5. Self-employment in manufacturing and service sectors
  6. Technicians in educational Institutions

Alternatively those who wish to establish businesses after acquiring skills can proceed with business related courses from diploma level on wards

  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Entrepreneurship
  • Diploma in Procurement and Logistics
  • Diploma in Information and Technology
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