Automotive and Diesel Technology

Automotive and Diesel Technology


(upbeat, funky music plays)
(sound of power tool drilling)
RICK: The importance of the auto and diesel
programs is that it provides students, you know,
a good work type opportunity. In
other words, it’s a job preparation program.
One of the things we do in our program
is that the students work on customer
vehicles so they’re not working on just
a lab car or their own car, but rather
they’re working on customer cars, and so
they have to work up to a level of expectation.
THOMAS: We actually get to fix an
actual car that will actually get to
be put back into service. So, that’s
kind of like a neat experience because you’re already
, you know, getting real fieldwork, you know, real-life training.
PAUL: Once you’re actually out here working on the trucks, it puts a lot of perspective into what you
just learned,
and that’s the actual fun part
when you actually get to fix this stuff instead of
learning about how to fix this stuff.
RICK: We have a real low student to instructor
ratio, so I think the students get more
individualized focus. They get more
individualized hands-on opportunity.
DONALD: My favorite part of the program is the
plethora of knowledge you gain from the
instructors and from the course itself.
RICK: When I can go into a shop around the area and see a graduate and see what they’ve become,
that’s really exciting for me.


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