Why come to
Bahamas Automobile Training 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.

Recreation resources: Include a basketball court, a game’s room for chess, checkers, dominoes, etc. We also have a weight exercise room area and a racetrack for remote control vehicles.

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 Automobile Training 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 Automobile Training College.

Training: Bahamas Automobile Training College uses international curricula. All instructional material are on the college’s website. After registering for a course students are given a course outline and a password to access the college’s private website. Students study the theory lessons at home, print and complete all lesson plans at home and come to the college for the practical lessons and assessments.

Bahamas Automobile Training College courses:

Bahamas Automobile Training 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”.

General Auto-mechanics course:

The general auto-mechanics program is a one-year program divided into three courses and three semesters.
The first semester in general auto-mechanics students are taught “Vehicle Maintenance”; the second semester students are taught “Auto Repair”, remove and reinstall (R&R), a hands-on practical course, and the third semester students are taught “Automobile Diagnostics and troubleshooting”.

Duration of courses:

The duration is three months for each course in the general auto mechanics program.

Students will receive a certificate for each course that they successfully complete and pass a written examination. Students will also receive a diploma for the successful completion of the one-year program with the designation “Automobile Technician”.

Requirements for enrollment:

Students must be a high school graduate, computer literate, has computer and Internet access at home, and must possess a clean police character certificate.

Registration fees:

The registration, Internet and tools fee is $150.00 for each course or semester in General Auto Mechanics.

Tuition fees:

The tuition fee is $600.00 for each course in General Auto Mechanics. (Students can pay in full or on terms, weekly or monthly but must complete payment by the end of the second month of the course).

Additional information:

Students who graduate from the General Auto Mechanics course can apply for enrollment in “ASE” specialist courses.

“ASE” specialist courses:

There are nine-specialist areas in Auto Mechanics that we teach at Bahamas Automobile Training 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 Automobile Training 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 Automobile Training 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.

Registration fees:

The registration, Internet and tools fee is $150.00 for each ASE course.

Tuition fees:

The tuition fee is $700.00 for each ASE course. (Students can pay in full or on terms, weekly or monthly but must complete payment by the end of the second month of the course).

Additional courses:

There are three additional ASE courses that are taught at Bahamas Automobile Training College; they are C1, P2 and X1. C1 specialist area is automobile consultant, P2 specialist area is parts specialist and X1 specialist area is exhaust systems.

Prerequisite certifications:

C1 and P2 don’t have any prerequisite but X1 has two prerequisites, A4 and A5.

Registration and tuition fees:

Registration and tuition fees are the same as for other ASE courses.

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 Auto Company Limited 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 Automobile Training College is also working with other garage owners who might be interested in developing an apprenticeship program.


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