Mechanics Programs

Mechanics typically work in shops, but are often called to outside locations to diagnose and fix equipment. With the increase in complexity of equipment, it is becoming more and more difficult for an individual to walk onto a job. NIT has developed Mechanic Programs to meet the needs of students and employers. As with most mechanic positions, accidents can be avoided with proper observation and by following operating procedures and safety practices.

Mechanics often get their hands dirty working for equipment manufacturers and companies within the construction, mining, oil and gas, transportation, agriculture, ATV, and marine industries. Mechanics may work in remote locations and may be asked to work irregular hours.

Outboard Mechanics / M301

Course Date

02/19/19–03/29/19

Course Location

Palmer Main Campus, 1740 N. Terrilou Ct., Palmer, AK

Program Description

Students will receive training to fulfill the primary duties as an entry-level Marine Mechanic. This program will give students hands-on training in all aspects of outboard engines. Our students will be introduced to test equipment, diagnostics equipment, information resources, and repair procedures for many different outboard engine manufacturers. Students primary focuses will be on electrical systems, lower units and powerheads. Students will learn proper procedures on engine operations, engine servicing/troubleshooting, fuel systems, ignition systems, two stroke and four stroke engines, propulsion systems, propeller shafts, water pumps, gear boxes, rigging, steering, engine mounting, and electrical systems.

Curriculum

  • Electrical: Rigging Outboard Engines, Steering, Engine Mounting, Electrical Systems, Diagnostics. Contact Hours: 74
  • Lower Unit: Propulsion Systems, Propeller Shafts, Water Pumps, Gear Box. Contact Hours: 75
  • Powerhead: Engine Operations, Engine Servicing/Troubleshooting, Fuel Systems, Ignition Systems, 2 stroke and 4 stroke engines. Contact Hours: 75
  • Safety: First Aid/CPR/AED, OSHA Forklift. Contact Hours: 16

Certifications or Certificates

Graduates who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to receive or be awarded the following certifications or certificates.

  • NIT Certificate of Completion
  • OSHA Forklift Safety

Length of Program

  • 240 Hours (Homework Required)

Format of Program

  • 6 Weeks
  • Offered at the main campus in Palmer, Alaska

Prerequisites for Enrollment

  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • DOT Equivalent Drug Test (If accepted, test can be done no more than 10 days before class begins)
  • Pre-Participation Physical
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License or State Issued Photo ID Card

Course Cost

$6,000

ATV Mechanics / M300

Course Date

01/08/19 – 02/15/19

Course Location

Palmer Main Campus, 1740 N. Terrilou Ct., Palmer, AK

Program Description

Students will receive training to fulfill the primary duties as an entry-level ATV Mechanic. This program will give students hands-on training in all aspects of ATV’s consisting of 4 Wheelers, Snow Machines and Side By Sides. Our students will be introduced to test equipment, diagnostics equipment, information resources, and repair procedures for many different ATV manufacturers. Students primary focuses will be on engine operations, engine servicing/troubleshooting, transmissions, CVT transmissions, 4 wheel drive, differentials, drive shafts, chains and sprockets, suspension systems, tire/track/ski replacement, fuel systems, ignition systems, steering and alignment, pumps, fan belts, electrical systems, driveline, chaincase, parts and general servicing.

Curriculum

  • 4 Wheelers: Engine Operations, Engine Servicing/Troubleshooting, and Valve Adjust, Transmissions and Transfer Case, 4 Wheel Drive, Differentials, Drive Shafts, Chains and Sprockets, Clutches, Driveline, and CVT Transmissions, Suspensions, Tire Replacement and Tire Repair, Electrical Systems and Diagnostics, Fuel Systems, Ignition Systems, Steering and Alignment, Parts and General Servicing. Contact Hours: 75
  • Safety: First Aid/CPR/AED, OSHA Forklift. Contact Hours: 16
  • Side by Sides: Engine Operations and Engine Servicing/Troubleshooting, Transmissions and Transfer Case, Driveline and CVT Transmissions, 4 Wheel Drive, Differentials, Drive Shafts, Suspensions, Tire Replacement and Tire Repair, Electrical Systems and Diagnostics, Fuel Systems, Ignition Systems, Steering and Alignment, Parts and General Servicing. Contact Hours: 74
  • Snow Machines: Engine Operations, Engine Servicing/Troubleshooting and Valve Adjust, Pumps and Fan Belts, Electrical Systems and Diagnostics, Fuel Systems, Ignition Systems, Driveline, Suspensions, Chain Case, Track and Ski Replacement, Steering and Alignment, CVT Transmissions, Parts and General Servicing. Contact Hours: 75

Certifications or Certificates

Graduates who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to receive or be awarded the following certifications or certificates.

  • NIT Certificate of Completion
  • OSHA Forklift Safety

Length of Program

  • 240 Hours (Homework Required)

Format of Program

  • 6 Weeks
  • Offered at the main campus in Palmer, Alaska

Prerequisites for Enrollment

  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • DOT Equivalent Drug Test (If accepted, test can be done no more than 10 days before class begins)
  • Pre-Participation Physical
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License or State Issued Photo ID Card

Course Cost

$6,000

Service Oiler 320 Hours / M304

Course Date

04/02/19 – 05/24/19

Course Location

Palmer Main Campus, 1740 N. Terrilou Ct., Palmer, AK

Program Description

Students will receive training to fulfill the primary duties of a service oiler which includes checking fluid levels and performing preventive maintenance for equipment on the job site. Students will learn the proper procedures on how to document, identify, adjust and is some cases repair malfunctioning equipment in a safe, compliant and effective manner. Instruction will include safety, air systems/brakes, tires, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, handling hazardous materials, DOT inspection requirements, and basic welding. Over 50% of this program is spent on practical application. Students will be issued a tool kit to keep upon successful completion.

Curriculum

  • SMAW Basic Welding
  • Introduction to Servicing Heavy Trucks
  • Tools and Fasteners
  • Maintenance Programs
  • Batteries
  • Charging Systems
  • Cranking Systems
  • Chassis Electrical Circuits
  • Diagnosis and Repair of Electrical Circuits
  • Hydraulics
  • Clutches
  • Standard Transmissions
  • Standard Transmission Servicing
  • Driveshaft Assemblies
  • Heavy Duty Truck Axles
  • Heavy Duty Truck Axle Service and Repair
  • Steering and Alignment
  • Suspension Systems
  • Wheels and Tires
  • Air Brake Servicing
  • Vehicle Chassis Frame
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • OSHA Forklift Safety

Certifications or Certificates

Graduates who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to earn the following certifications or certificates.

  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • OSHA Forklift Safety
  • NIT Certificate of Completion

Length of Program

  • 320 Hours (Homework Required)

Format of Program

  • 8 Weeks (4 days per week, 10 hours each day)
  • Conducted at the Main Campus in Palmer, Alaska

Prerequisites for Enrollment

  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • DOT Equivalent Drug Test (If accepted, test can be done no more than 10 days before class begins)
  • Pre-Participation Physical
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License or State Issued Photo ID Card
  • Recommended Work Gear
  • Leather Steel Toed Boots meeting ANSI Standard 2413

It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure funding or provide payment for tuition and any training related costs. Additional costs not included in this price are, but not limited to: drug test and physicals, transportation, room and board, child care, etc.

Course Cost

$8,800

The following information applies to all NIT vocational programs, and any continued education programs exceeding 80 hours.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure funding or provide payment for tuition and any training related costs. Additional costs not included in this price are, but not limited to: drug test and physicals, transportation, room and board, child care, etc. An applicant may apply at any time but may enter class only on specified starting dates. Classes have limited enrollment. If you have questions about our classes and course schedules, please contact us at 907-357-6400.