Nashville Auto Diesel College (NADC) Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (30)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Did not have any knowledge in this trade before. The school has definitely been a blessing for me
I read several reviews prior to going to this school and there were many mixed reviews. Upon attending, It was a complete waste of time and money. The finances are outrages to attend and the financial aid program there is terrible. If you know anything about mechanics, do not waste your time. Several students whom graduated from my class are having a hard time finding employment with a decent pay and they have a huge amount of debt to try and pay off now. Also, If you are military do NOT go here. They do not excuse drill dates as excused and it is counted against you for the month of instruction.
I'm reading some of these reviews and I'm getting a little laugh out of them. I remember some students that I attended with making the same complaints about the attendance policy and other negative comments. If you're not prepared to take your education seriously and want to mess around then don't attend, you are wasting your time. Start out cleaning a shop and show up late and see if you keep your job there. As a current manager of multiple multi million dollar facilities who employs 80+ people I look for employees who have the same fundamental traits that are reinforced by the strict attendance policy that NADC goes by. I have hired and still employ all of the NADC graduates who have applied with me and will continue to do so. The school taught me a great deal and I use things that I learned there every day. I would recommend this school to anyone who's ready to take themselves and their education seriously and feel that my tuition was well worth it and has paid me back ten fold.