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New Village Institute

About Us

NVI Institute trains and equips entry level auto and diesel technicians to obtain a career in their chosen field. We work in all aspects of the industry to provide a sustainable path to a career that can last a lifetime. For those passionate about being a technician, you can graduate either automotive or diesel technology program in six-months and be working in a high paying industry. We offer tuition grants through the New Village Foundation to assist those who may not qualify for traditional loans. New Village Institute was born from New Village Initiative’s Mission to plant and support 2 million head of household jobs lost to automation, disruption, and corporate efficiency adjustments while creating an opportunity for investors concerned about a healthy economy and long-term investment portfolio stability. NVI replaces lost jobs in the gap that has formed between low-income families and the wealthy by designing new companies around high-value jobs. NVI companies combine "old-world" values and family needs with new-world technology and delivery platforms. New Village Initiative’s organization is continuing this mission by enabling the start-up of its first state-of-the-art Equipping Center.


  • Diesel Building
  • Welcome to NVI Administration Building.
  • Auto students getting time with our instructor.
  • Not even half of our diesel shop.

Under The Hood

Provide a quick overview of the program (i.e., time to complete, credits, type of degree, etc.).

Six-months to your Automotive or Diesel Diploma.

Is this a full or part time program?

This is full time. 7am to 4pm 5 days a week.

Describe how classes are conducted (i.e, in-person, online, in the shop, etc.).

In-person teaching with classroom time and shop time split 50/50.

What does the program cost?

It may cost 0. That's right, ZERO. We have employers willing to pay your tuition if you go work for them after graduation.

What types of financial assistance or scholarships are available?

Tuition assistance is available. You just have to apply to find out.

Describe the application process and eligibility.

Go online and fill out the application. One of our Enrollment team will call you to discuss the next steps.

What types of work-based learning opportunities do you offer?

Hands On working in real world scenarios.

Describe your annual placements (i.e., number of students, percent who find a job in the industry, etc.).

We have several employers looking to hire right away.

What types of salaries can students expect after graduating and as they advance in their career?

We work with our employer partners to ensure not only great starting pay but a company with a fantastic culture that will show you how to build your career.

Is there anything unique about your program that you’d like to mention?

Smaller class sizes give you more time with your instructors.

What general and specialty tools does the school provide?

While students are here, they are provided a basic set of hand tools. Also included an extensive selection of precision measuring equipment as well as manufacture specialty tooling.

What tools, if any, is a student responsible for providing?

NVI does not allow it. Everything the student will need will be provided.

When in the lab, how much one-on-one time does an instructor get with each student?

One-on-one time is highly valued and guaranteed.

What is the split between time spent in the classroom versus hands-on learning?

Most classes are a 50/50 split with some requiring more lab time than others. Students are in the lab by day three.

What does the school do to ensure students stay safe while in the lab?

Safety is a top priority. Work boots and safety glasses are required including all other essential personal protection equipment (PPE). State of the art lifts to ensure safety and a large shop space.

What types of processes does the lab have to ensure a clean working environment?

At NVI students will learn the importance of replacing clean working tools back in specific locations. The open design shop space allows visibility across the shop.

Does the school have access to factory software? If so, please explain.

NVI uses software from several major manufactures to ensure the students are given the best information possible.

What types of service and parts software are available for the students to access?

Alldata a variety of shop manuals.

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about the lab environment?

NVI has a large variety of equipment to prepare our graduates for the diversify of what is out there in the industry.


AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY Management Systems Principles of electricity and testing, batteries, starting and charging systems, engine theory, engine component inspection and R&R, under hood noise diagnosis, cooling and lubrication systems, environmental management and service information systems. Drivability Diagnostics Alternative fuel systems, powertrain control systems, on-board diagnostics, distributor and electronic ignition systems, fuel injection systems, electric and hybrid electric vehicles, exhaust emissions systems, customer relation techniques and electronic accessories. Drivetrain Systems Torque converters, planetary gears, transmission hydraulics and clutches, manual transmissions and transaxles, four wheel drive and all-wheel drive, differentials, precision measuring instruments, removal and replacement of transaxles, electronic transmission diagnostics, manual clutches and drivelines. Chassis Heating and air conditioning systems (HVAC), wheel bearings, brake systems, anti-lock brake systems, traction control systems, supplemental inflatable restraint systems (SIR), steering and suspension systems, tires, wheel balancing, computerized four-wheel alignment and fasteners.


Fluid Power and Electrical Systems Basic hydraulics, hydrostatic drive transmissions, use of freestanding engines and skid steer loaders, torque Convertors, Allison transmissions, basic DC electricity and electrical systems, repair and troubleshooting of hydraulic systems, pumps and cylinders, and mobile electrical systems. Engines Diesel engine rebuild, identification, manual usage, turbochargers, failure analysis, measuring, diagnostic troubleshooting, engine brakes and tune-up on Caterpillar, Detroit and Cummins. Engine Management Systems & Refrigeration Low and high-pressure pumps and injectors, tanks, filters, transfer pumps, nozzles, and operation of fuel systems, cab air conditioning and transport refrigeration, basic hand tools and fasteners. Power Trains Antilock brake systems, manual transmissions, single reduction, through drive, and double reduction differentials, manual clutches and flywheels, 121 air brake systems, axle and driveline alignment, power take off units and wheel bearings.

Jack Fetsko

Automotive Coordinator

Adam Duplin

Diesel Coordinator

Shop Talk

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