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The automotive technology program prepares students in all entry-level phases of the automotive industry necessary to service and repair today’s modern vehicles. Training includes foundations and safety and all 8 ASE areas including engine repair, automatic transmission and transaxle, manual drivetrain and axle, steering and suspension, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air-conditioning, and engine performance. Students gain experience in servicing and inspecting all areas of the vehicle, using service information to obtain proper repair procedures, torque specs, and proper fluid and capacity specifications. Students are able to obtain certificates through Snap-On and NC3 certifications on our tire changing machine, diagnostic wheel balancer, wheel alignment system, and on a Snap-On multimeter. Students are also introduced to diagnostic procedures and strategies using state of the art diagnostic equipment to diagnose and repair check engine lights, tire pressure monitoring system lights, antilock brake systems, traction control systems, and other areas of today's advanced vehicles. Our CDX online curriculum offers student online eBooks, an audio book, power points, videos, interactive animations, and diagnostic scenarios. The online content allows it to be updated to ensure students are learning with the most current information available. Instructors continually attend training seminars to keep up with the latest trends and technologies available in the automotive industry.

Our automotive technology program is accredited by the ASE Educational Foundation at the AST level. Being accredited and aligned with the ASE Educational Foundation allows our program a great deal of resources to ensure our students receive the best training with up to date tasks and equipment. This relationship helps to ensure we align our curriculum with the current needs of the potential employers in the area, which helps lead to internship for students and the possibility of cooperative work placement for our students with local employers.

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Department Faculty

Jeremy Curley     

Mike McCarron

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