For the month of February, the WMCC Fortier Library is highlighting our Automotive Technology program.
From our website, some quick introductions to the Associates Degree programs in Automotive Technology and Automotive Service Management:
"There are over 254 million vehicles on U.S. roads today. All of them
require service periodically. More than one million men and women work
at servicing these vehicles. Each year thousands of jobs become
available for automotive technicians, trained to diagnose and repair the
complex electronic and computer systems in today's vehicles.
"Automotive repair professionals need to have up-to-date technical information at their command. The Associate Degree program in Automotive Technology
combines in-depth theory with extensive practical training in a
well-equipped lab. The program is NATEF (National Automotive Technicians
Education Foundation) certified. Students are also responsible for
running the program's auto parts store, where they gain valuable
experience in inventory, stock control and ordering.
Graduates of the program possess extensive knowledge of
state-of-the-art mechanical, electrical/electronic and computer systems
used in today's automobiles. They have expertise in using micrometers,
calipers, multimeters, engine analyzers, scan tools, torches and
welders, computerized alignment systems, brake lathes, emissions
analyzers and valve and seat reconditioning equipment. Students also
learn to utilize the ALLDATA and the Mitchell On-Demand Computerized
Automotive Service Information systems.
"As America's automotive industry grows, so too do the number and size of
dealerships. These businesses require individuals who possess strong
management skills, coupled with a background in automotive technology.
The Associate Degree Program in Automotive Service Management meets
these needs... Upon graduation, students have the skills required to secure positions
as assistant service manager, parts and service consultant, service
advisor, service manager, and general manager."
For more information on these programs, contact instructors Al Host (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Troy Lachance (email@example.com). To find out about all of our programs, visit the WMCC website at: www.wmcc.edu