Nashville Auto Diesel College (NADC) Reviews - CLOSED

3.26 out of 5 stars
(33 Reviews)
  • Nashville (TN)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,520
61% of 33 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 33 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Ronald Robinson - 4/10/2016
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 1961
"Left home at 18 ( first time 450 miles away) home sick for a couple of days,then made new friends(home sick no more). Had a great year, learned a great deal with hands on with the equipment. In 1960-61 there were no text books-the instructor wrote all information and diagrams on to the black board, and guess who had to copy them into our notebooks. The see it-read it-listen to it-,do it method worked great(Super Instructors) Worked for three major trucking companies,retired after 34 years,moved on to another career in welding & fabrication, then assistant welding instructor at a local community college, retired again (FOR GOOD ???). One of my instructors said "you will never get rich as a mechanic, but you can make a very good living"He was right. I have NASHVILLE AUTO DIESEL COLLEGE to thank for my training.In the trucking industry I met a good many other mechanics that attended NADC and all stood out over most learn as you go mechanics."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jason - 4/4/2016
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 1999
"If you plan to go back home to a small town in the South don't waste your money . I picked up a few things but not enough to justify the expense. My advice is to find a job in the industry and work your way up. I had to do that after I went to NADC but 20 grand out of pocket. Money my parents paid but could have been better spent . The school is in a rough part of town with hookers and bums around the campus."
1.0 out of 5 stars
josh - 3/8/2016
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"The school is absolutely horrible. From the moment I walked in the door they were lying. My rep was Corey and I told him I couldn't do in class work well, so he said oh it's almost all hands on. I'm in my third mod...around day 70 and I might have seven days in shop. It is the biggest waist of time. The instructors are some of the smartest technicians around but they are the worst teachers around. They charge you thirty thousand and give you a 500 dollar teacher. Horrible school!!!!!!!!!!! Oh did I mention there was a armed robbery across the street then a couple days later a huge drug raid in the house right beside the school. Parents better think twice before sending your kids here and they set them up for failure. They DO NOT I repeat DO NOT want you to succeed they get paid either way because of the way they charge the veterans for the school. Its a joke."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Lance - 12/11/2015
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Look elsewhere. Campus is dirty. The kids are all idiots. It's basically a dumping ground for kids who don't want to go to college. I read lots of reviews saying that you get what you take out of it and that's true. I have a 4.0 and %100 attendance and am on track to having a great career. But I could have gotten a much better experience and education elsewhere. My jaw hurts from gritting my teeth all day because of the stupidity of the kids here. I have had some excellent teachers here who are very knowledgable but they all cater to the lower end kids. I'm not saying you won't learn much here but you will do much better if you look at some other options. The other thing is I have 4 months left of classes and am being forced to switch from night classes to morning which completely ruins my work schedule. They told me this with less than a months notice. Look elsewhere."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Malik jeffery - 10/3/2015
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Where do I start... First off Nashville is a great place don't get me wrong but as far as goin to NADC... DO NOT GO. The school is all about money that's all. I been there for one module and stop goin. Mr.black worst teacher there is all he do is talk and talk about nothing. If your recruiter told you that you won't have book work he is a damn lie . Each module you go through there's book work and you barley get to see the shop. College park is the ghetto side of the school I would not want to stay on that side if I was you . Douglas is where I was it's pretty nice an chilled. The dorms there are nasty. My first week there my room mate and I was fighting off roaches, spiders, and other types of bugs. There's no wifi or cable there the dorms are nasty and unclean. About the only thing I can say is good about that school is the food. But the meal plains they have are point less. There's the 10 meal plain and 15 meal plain. They each are designed for u not to eat on the weekends. With the 15 meal plain u can eat 3x a day mon-fri. With the 10 meal plain u can eat 2x a day mon-fri so chooses wisely how to eat."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Kevin Wurschmidt - 9/1/2015
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2016
"This is a fabulous school. Anybody that has anything bad to say about this school either got suspended or expelled because they thought it was smart to come down here and party hardy. And that's now what it's about. If you're on time. Have social skills, can make friends and have commen sense then learning at this school will not be a problem. They have a sophisticated curriculum. I love it down here. Teachers are nice. Students are nice. Every now and then you get a rotten egg. But what school doesn't have a bad student? The lunch is amazing. All you can eat buffet, desert, fountain drinks, breakfast, everything. 3 times a day, 7 days a week. If you get the meal plan. You won't starve. Trust me. The financial aid program is wonderful also, I only had to pay 10,000 to go to this school. And I have until 6 months after I get my first job to pay it off. All the negatives you hear about this school. Are slow paced people. Slow minded, and should have went to a 2-year technical school. You gotta be quick on your feet and already have a good understanding of what feild you're going into. Or you'll be lost. So in other words. Don't go just cause daddy and mommy told you to. Don't go to party. And don't go to waste your time. If you're gonna go. GO! Be punctual, follow the uniform dress code, return back from breaks on time. Keep your ears open and your mouth shut. And you'll be successful at this school."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Big Les - 7/29/2015
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 1988
"I had a good time at NADC when I went. I had a pretty easy time going through the school, growing up on a farm we did most all our own shop work I could rebuild pickup engines and rebuilding auto transmissions at 15. But there was a lot I picked up at NADC, I had a local job lined up before I got out of school and have never had more than 1 day between jobs. I now farm and own a Heavy Duty Tow/Recovery company I went to NADC in 87-88 school year"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tony Johnson - 7/1/2015
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 1967
"My time at NADC was well worth it--with this background I could get a job anywhere I wanted. I was a Lincoln Mercury technician. But also Mercury & OMC technician. Lincoln Mercury- Ford began testing in 1984 and with my knoledge wasn't left behind like most of the old time mechanics. Not military but did retire the second time from Red River Army Depot. Retired now."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Denny Kincade - 6/19/2015
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 1970
"I have to say that the things I learned at NADC have benefited me greatly for the last 45 years. From working as a mechanic at a farm implement dealership to, a construction mechanic in the Navy Seabees, a mechanic in auto dealerships, working as a mechanic for a mission organization in Central Asia, to now a maintenance superintendent at a local municipality I have utilized the principles I learned from the great instructors."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sid - 3/19/2015
Degree: Diesel Mechanic
Graduation Year: 1964
"Since I graduated from NADC 51 years ago (1964) this won't help the students today. I must say the school has grown so very big compared to when I went there. When I went there were a total of 4 small buildings one of which served as a dorm cafeteria and a few automotive classrooms upstairs, one was administration with an automotive classroom in the basement, one was the welding shop with a classroom above, collision repair was a building facing Gallatin Rd. and finally the diesel repair shop/classes were near the main part of town quite a ways from the main campus. Looking at the pictures of the school today it is amazing how large it is compared to my days. Yes I know I am old but I thoroughly enjoyed my education there and the instructors were great. Anyway, as the old saying goes " you will only get out of it what you put in to it. So study hard pick the instructors brains and learn all you can and don't expect that upon graduation that you will be running some company just because you got a degree, it takes time but if you learned what was taught to you then you will soon be on the fast track. It worked for me and I made an excellent living even before owning my own business after that I was on easy street."