Degree Information: Automotive Technology

Degree Information: Automotive Technology


in the automotive department will take students and train them in the automotive repair industry we start with the basics how things work how to repair things we cover all eight areas of the ASE certification once we’ve done the first year they go on to the second year and they get advanced training in fuel injection and emission controls and different electronic engine components that are really popular on today’s cars we have collision we have a street rod program we have automotive program and a diesel program our industry changes we’ve kept up with the changes and so for students to look to us for training it’s probably one of the best training facilities in the nation we have over a hundred 110 thousand square feet we have millions of dollars of training equipment the students will get a grade a education here in any of those fields what I like about the program is they get into all the technical details of what how a car works and they work with you hands-on they make sure that you you understand how it works so when you get out into the field you’re not unsure what how things work they try to help you learn here in this program is not be a part Bart swapper it’s to diagnose the car correctly and and and fix a car only what is broken since coming to UVU and going through just the first year automotive refinishing program I’ve learned so much just in the non structural repair which is the course I went through and I I went and had I had several jobs in the automotive industry because because of what I learned at UVU we pride ourselves here at UVU in the automotive department that almost every aspect of the students training is on a live application it’s not just a pseudo part where we wheel it in they take it apart put it together it doesn’t matter if it runs or it doesn’t everything they do has to be as if it is a live project and most of these are live projects you’ll notice behind me cars these are live projects they have to run they have to go out and they’re going to be on the road we thoroughly enjoy and and really work hard at the hands-on training part what I cover in a classroom we come out in the shop and and try to implement those things we covered in the class so yes it’s definitely a hands-on training facility as a whole this university is what a great job we have a great facility the University were part of the engaged learning and that is just a showcase of engagement of getting those students involved every year we’ve had this Auto Expo and it is sponsored by the automotive department at Utah Valley University the key issue with our Auto Expo and since inception we’ve always wanted to have this be a an opportunity to give scholarships so all the funding that comes in all the sponsors that donate money all the people that come to the show and pay to get into the show all of those fees go toward student scholarship somebody came up to me and asked me what do I like about UVU or should I go there I was definitely very positive they’ve helped me in my education so much if I’ve had a question no questions is a dumb question they help you they cook they clear up the information they teach you what you need to learn to wear this field to the automotive field I would definitely recommend UVU to anybody who wanted to cover learn about the automotive program they’re one of the best out there they’re willing to help anybody on any level and they’re just it’s just a fantastic place to learn about the automotive industry


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