Program Information

Welcome to
Bahamas Automotive Technical College

Mission statement: Our mission is to train tomorrow’s professional technicians.

Location: Centrally located in the middle of the city of Nassau in New-Providence Island in the Bahamas.

Exact street address: Acklins street and Cordeaux avenue

Landscape: Situated on over 30,000 square feet of ground, with level asphalt and green space.

Building: Over 3,000 square feet of inventory, administration space and waiting area, plus over 2,000 square feet of garage building with 8 work bays.

Synergistic resources: We have our own real world garage with 8 work bays and a franchised parts department.

Special resources: Include international affiliation with companies that provide automotive education, a library with hundreds of books, magazines, VHS videos, interactive CDs. and DVDs. Internet access in the office, classrooms and the garage. We also have an instructor with certification in ASE Master & L1, ATRA-Licensed Transmission Rebuilder, AMI- Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM), Management Success Institute graduate (Shop Manager), with over 25 years of practical experience and over 20 years of business experience.

History and success: Bahamas Automotive Technical College was established in 1991 and we are proud of our history. We measure success by the success of our graduates and we are very successful in our mission; many of our graduates have their own businesses and some are foremen and lead technicians on their jobs. This testifies to the quality of the training students receive at Bahamas Automotive Technical College.

Bahamas Automotive Technical College courses:

Bahamas Automotive Technical College teaches three levels of training; the first level of training is called “General Auto Mechanics”; the second level of training is an apprenticeship program; the third level of training is “ASE specialist courses”.

“ASE” specialist courses:

There are nine-specialist areas in Auto Mechanics that we teach at Bahamas Automotive Technical College; they are called A1 through A8 and L1.

A1 specialist area is engine repair. A2 specialist area is automatic transmission repair. A3 specialist area is standard transmission (gearbox) repair. A4 specialist area is front-end, suspension and wheel alignment. A5 specialist area is brakes repair. A6 specialist area is electrical repair. A7 specialist area is air condition and heater repair. A8 specialist area is engine performance diagnostics and repair. Upon completion and successfully passing an international “ASE” examination the student will receive certification for each area of ASE. After certification in A1 through A8 the student will automatically receive certification as “master technician”. After becoming a master technician the student can take the ASE L1 (advanced engine performance specialist) preparation course.

Duration of courses: The duration is three months for each ASE course.

Students will receive a certificate for each ASE course that they successfully complete and pass a written examination. (This certification is local from Bahamas Automotive Technical College but students who pass the international ASE examination will also receive a certificate from ASE).

Requirements for enrollment: Students must be a graduate of Bahamas Automotive Technical College “General Auto Mechanics” course or apprenticeship program, or the student can have two or more years experience as an apprentice in a licensed garage. Graduates from Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute may apply for enrollment; they would be given a test or a special interview before acceptance into the program. If the graduate from Bahamas Technical and vocational institute has one or more years practical experience they would be enrolled automatically.

BATC special notes and summary:

  1. BATC students receives a private training website where they can study 24-7.
  2. BATC students don’t need to purchase a course book or course material.
  3. BATC has it’s own real world garage, students training consist of about 50% hands-on practical and 50% theory
  4. An ASE master and L1 certified instructor with over 25 years practical and over 20 years business experience teaches at BATC.
  5. BATC is an international affiliated school
  6. BATC uses international curricula.
  7. BATC has day and evening classes.
  8. BATC students can pay their tuition fees on terms, weekly or monthly.
  9. BATC has an apprenticeship program
  10. BATC students are assisted with job placement
  11. BATC has many graduates who have their own businesses, who are foremen and who are lead technicians.
  12. BATC is registered with the ministry of education.

Apprenticeship program:

BATC has an apprenticeship program where students can work inside our garage in the day and attend classes in the evening. This program is our best program because of it’s synergistic effects that causes the student to excel to higher levels in a shorter period of time, It offers students the benefits of a job plus the benefits of attending school at the same time plus the benefits of learning from a guru. This program is available to a limited number of students only, who are smart, well disciplined and have the willingness to work hard and become an elite technician in the industry.


The requirements for the apprenticeship program are the same as for the general auto mechanics course. The student must also possess a valid driver’s license and be between the ages of 18 and 23 years old and must be discipline and have a good work-attitude. To apply for the apprenticeship program students must first apply to Humphrey’s for a job with intentions to attend school in the evening. When an opening becomes available in the apprenticeship program it is usually advertised in the local newspapers but this doesn’t stop the student from applying for the apprenticeship program (even if it is not advertised) and placing their name first on the list for consideration into the apprenticeship program.

Special note:

Bahamas Automotive Technical College is also working with other garage owners who might be interested in developing an apprenticeship program.

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