Paul Rossiter - Automotive Technology
About the Program
The Automotive Technology Program is comprised of both an A. S. Degree and Certificate Programs. Each program runs two year in length. Students taking the A. S. Degree portion have to really stay on task to finish in two years. During the semester the students will take a cluster of related courses and each course is taught sequentially running about five weeks per course. In the class courses, there will be approximately 4 major tests and a final exam at the end of the semester. In the shop courses, students must satisfactorily complete the assigned NATEF objectives.
The Automotive Technology Building #15 has seven bays inside and six outside giving the capability of working on thirteen vehicles at a time. The students usually are assigned 2 or 3 to a group.
The Automotive program holds ASE/NATEF Certification in all Automotive Areas. The instructional Staff is Master ASE Certified.
The Major Equipment is up-to-date and the program is continuously acquiring new equipment. The program has (on the average) 20 vehicles that are of various years, makes and models so that the student gets a variety of work experience. The program experiences comes from both live cars and training components.
The usual student load is 20-25. Student ages vary from 17 to 65 years old. Our program is ethnically diverse. After the first semester, many students find employment in the automotive field on a part time basis and enter into a co-op portion of the program.
Students in the program find part time employment in a variety of places: dealerships, independent shops, franchise shops, etc. Their part time salary usually ranges between $ 7.50 to $ 10.00 hour. After graduating many students continue at their place of employment on a full time basis.
Office: Room 106
(352) 854-2322, ext.1206