Nashville Auto Diesel College (NADC) Reviews - CLOSED
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When I apply for a job and they see I went to NADC they simply laugh. I can only get jobs at tire dealerships changing tires or quick lubes. I should had listened to my father. Don't waste ur time or money. Its a joke!!! When recruiters bug you as much as these do should had been a red flag.
I attended NADC from 1977 to 1978, that was before there AA came out. At that time it was only a Diploma, should I remember right. I relocated with my family, a wife and two children, Sold my house from where I left and traveled down to Nashville, TN. I apologize for forgetting the administrators name (Mr. B), who really assisted my family and I. After the tour of the grounds and college, this administrator then got in his car and I followed him to a near by motel to where he paid for my family's overnight stay and also suggested places for me to live. The next day I enrolled and couple more days I located a rental. The training I received was wonderful. I so enjoyed this trade school and I made a lot of friends. With the training I received, I was employed in less than a month in Florida. After a year in Florida, I gained employment and worked overseas rebuilding and instructing as a hands on supervisor for diesel engine rebuilding and maintenance with about seven years in the Middle East, two years in the Pacific, Marshall Islands and four years in the Bahamas. Yes this training made a big huge difference in my life. Thank you NADC.
This "college" is an absolute joke. If you want a career in diesel mechanics start off cleaning the shop and work your way up. They guarantee a job when you graduate. That's a lie. If you are like me and actually work full time and go to school full time (40 hours each)don't expect any sympathy for missing a day here or there. They will "red stamp" you. Once that happens, if you are even 1 minute late to class, they send you to the main office and you are basically expelled.then you get to pay about 1000 dollars to re-enroll and start that module over.basically this school talks a big game, gets you in the door, gets your money, and then could care less after that. Also they have a horrible reputation especially in the south as far as graduates. I believe this is because the way the modules are set up any dipshit redneck living of mom and dads money could sail through with flying colors and graduate. I applied for a job at freaking TA and the manager laughed at me when my experience was that I went to that Shithole. And it only costed me 20,000 dollars. DO NOT GO TO THIS SORRY ASS COLLEGE!
I don't know about the school today but when I graduated in 1983 this was a top notch school , lots of hands on shop time , very skilled instructors that were there if you needed to talk or needed real world advice .
Back then the tuition was'nt quite as high and I started out at 3 times what the tuition was . My career has come a long way since and I am looking forward to revisiting the school October the 3rd and 4th ,2012 for the career days to look for prospective employees to the company that I work for.
I went to NADC in 2006-2007 I learned a great deal while i was there. Most all the instructors are awsome and the president if he is still there Steve Napadano is a really good person.
However i would not reccomend this school because of the price after all the loans and interest you will pay right at 30,000 dollars. and it will take you ten years to pay it back.
I did get a really good education and i make pretty good money but not as a diesel or automotive mechanic. I am a millwright working in a oil refinery. The best two things i got out of the school was hydraulics and electrical. The diesel engines course was also pretty good.
As a recent graduate, i would like to start out with you get what you put into it. its fast past and will give you the foundation you need to build your career. Since starting this school back in 09' every single instructor i've had has giving me a lot of information to store in my head along with the hands on training.
they've been a great help towards building my future. i may have not liked the "in class" time but understood why. the shop time we got was amazing, if there was a problem (part broken or missing) the instructors gave us an opportunity to find it (if it was bugged); helps us understand what damage it can and will cause then correct it. if we happen to come across something that another student broke or left off the instructors would give us a chance to learn from the mistake and also correct. the school is always coming up wit
new training aids as the industry grows. Just remember attendance is everything, you need to be there to learn if not you're wasting your money
For just $23,000.00 you too can train for a job that pays $23,000.00 per year. After 1 year in school and 1 year on the job you will have averaged from today and over the next 24 months- 1 grand a month. Just go work a Jiffy Lube.
My experience at Nashville Auto Diesel College was very positive. Getting an education with them made all the difference when I went out to look for a job. I had a degree and didn't have to start at the bottom and work my way up. I started at the top, in a very busy shop.
Nashville is a really great place to go to school, all the music and all. The dorms at the school were comfortable, the food was good and there was lots of it, and the staff was really great to work with. Seemed like everyone really cared about me and were behind me all the way. But really, the best part of going to school there was the hands on experience in the shops on campus.
I know the time spent in class was important to, I mean, you have to have the foundation knowledge, but in the real world what counts is that you can actually do what you say you can do, and at Nashville Auto Diesel College, you get to work in the shops from the very beginning. I got lots of hands on, and it was more interesting than just sitting in a class. The custom paints program was my favorite, I always wanted to work on some really fine cars, and I finally got the chance to use my creative side and make a work of art on an auto. That was fine.