Peninsula College Automotive Technician Program

Peninsula College Automotive Technician Program


cars have changed more in the last ten years and they have in the last hundred years so right now there’s a really good opportunity for people who want to be in that field to learn and grow with the industry I think it’s really important that Peninsula College is certified by native that certification means a lot when you apply for a job it’s a great thing to see on a resume and that’s important to me because I think that affects where I’m gonna be able to go once I get my degree we are one of very few colleges in the united states that are academically certified the non-technical portion of the classes is probably as important as the technical portion of it by coming to Peninsula College you’re not going to get just automotive you’re going to get that degree that you need the math and science just kind of go with automotive today and Peninsula of course has an embedded academic instructor within their program that actually supports the students applying the math science and language arts into the automotive programs to build a complete package by the time that they graduate so I’m going to review some things today so this is kind of a preview of my name is Doug Goldie I best instructor and automotive technology I best is an acronym for individual Basic Education Skills Training the other side of basic skills is job skills workplace skills we call them how to interact with other employees what is important to be a professional on the job right now the current trend in the auto industry is to move away from conventional fuels Mike Hanson the director of the a tech program has put together a alternative fuels program for students that want to have that skill set to take with them out into the field the stuff that we’re doing in the program the equipment that pc has just purchased this is what’s going into the field right now and this is the equipment that’s going to diagnose that technology that’s coming out right now frost your cat let’s check for 300 it’s realistic to expect in the shops it gives you a confidence and an understanding that shows through not only in your work but also in how you present yourself to the customer and to the your employer as the alternative fuels change we it is very important to have people trained to work on propane trained work on CNG hybrids the battery systems all those are very specialized fields hi I’m Jason i’m here at clung transit on my internship for the automotive program Peninsula College the skillset that students will take with them out of this program is is pretty wide we try to make the graduating students a top-tier entry-level candidate for the field once it snaps that’s the most important technical skill that is required out there in the field right now is the electrical systems on cars Kevin Phillips is our electrical instructor he does a great job teaching the students about automotive electrical systems they have changed so much throughout the years the modern car probably has 20 computers on it they’re all networked together students need to know all about AC and DC Circuit’s they need to know digital circuits linear circuits need to know something about networking something about computer architecture and then you need to know how to troubleshoot all of those things there really is a almost a single focus on where we can go technology wise first of all if you take a look at the cafe standards the corporate average fuel economy standards that the government has mandated about the only technology that can really reach that goal is electric technology chevrolet is said that they’re going to be by 2018 their whole car line is going to have some sort of either hybrid or fully electric car my teacher up sort of fuels now we’re actually trying to get ahead of the game the need for qualified technicians so great that if you had these qualifications that you can’t demand a higher wage since I have entered the program I’m now certified by Nate F I have so many more qualifications and through the internship program I was presented with an opportunity and I had been hired in the automotive industry at a wage that is significantly higher than what I was at before before I’ve even graduated it’s an opportunity to grow and it opens a lot of doors you


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