Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Highlighting: Automotive Programs

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 ( or Troy Lachance (  To find out about all of our programs, visit the WMCC website at:

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