RVCC Slates Information Sessions for Automotive Technology Program

Students interested in learning more about the Automotive Technology program at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) are invited to attend one of two upcoming Information Sessions. Automotive Technology Information Sessions are scheduled for March 10 and 31. Both sessions will be held from 3:30-5 p.m., in the Bateman Student Center (B 103) at the College’s Branchburg Campus.

During the sessions prospective students will have an opportunity to learn about the innovative and successful program, meet with faculty, and explore the exciting career potential in the field of automotive technology. Information about the program’s unique curriculum, job shadowing and internship opportunities, as well as its pro-active job placement commitment, will be presented.

Participants also will learn about the Certificate of Professional Competency that will be rewarded to program graduates. The certificate is specifically designed to help students stand out to potential employers.

In designing the Automotive Technology program, RVCC’s education team partnered with local employers and expert workers to detail the knowledge, skills, traits and behaviors essential to becoming a successful Automotive Entry Tech. The program has been highly praised by area employers.

Classes are held weekdays, five-and-a-half hours each day, at the Auto Technology facility on Route 22 in Whitehouse Station. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. For more information, visitwww.raritanval.edu/autotech or contact Eliyahu Lotzar at 908-526-1200, ext. 8913 or elotzar@raritanval.edu.

RVCC’s Workforce Delivery Project programs have been funded under a United States Department of Labor TAACCCT Grant whose purpose is to facilitate greater employment by improving education. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/rvccdolgrant.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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Raritan Valley Community College is an educational community that works to develop critical thinking, foster intellectual curiosity, promote leadership, encourage social responsibility, support personal growth, and sustain engaged citizenship within a diverse population of students and community members.
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Raritan Valley Community College values all aspects of diversity including but not limited to race, sexual orientation, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, socioeconomic status, and political and philosophical perspectives. We rely on diversity to enrich the intellectual environment for students and employees. We support educational access and opportunity by recruiting and retaining a diverse college community. We foster diversity by developing and maintaining curricular and social programs that infuse the contributions of all people, and by preparing students to excel in a global society. Our commitment to diversity is reflected in the College’s Mission Statement and Strategic Goals, all of which support excellence in teaching, learning and professional development in a welcoming and respectful climate.
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