Automobile as a course has come of age and of course a fast moving and ever developing profession. It has developed from the horse and cart technology and has gone through analogue system to the present day digital technology and the development trend is still on.
Automobile is an-all- embracing profession, it is in automobile that encounter all the profession you can think of, be it electrical electronics, e.g. radio, television telecommunication or wiring and mechanical is not left out.
What of computer? The electronic control unit “ECU” is there in the form what the local mechanics call the BRAIN BOX.
What is Automobile? Auto is a shortened word for automatic and mobile which means movement. So automobile means automatic movement. Technology that makes the movement automatic is what this department is all about, and that is the knowledge we are impacting on the trainees to make them distinct from donkey years apprenticeship outside.
Automobile department therefore is charged with responsibility of imparting knowledge on both theory and practical of automobile principles to the applicants in order to empower them to be skillful, thereby reducing the global phenomenon of joblessness. The training duration lasts for a year after which a trainee is send for 6months industrial training. The major objectives of the training at the end is that each trainee has thorough knowledge and understanding about the concept of operation of all vehicular systems, and also be able to diagnose and rectify faults, open job cards and solve all problems related to cars.
Right from inception to date, auto mechanic has been able to produce close to 3,000 graduates both male and female.