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Automotive Service Technician

In Auto Service Technician you will cover the skills necessary to become an entry-level technician, according to the most recent NATEF Automotive Service Technician standards. You will concentrate on courses in brakes, steering & suspension, electrical / electronics, engine performance, heating & air conditioning, engine repair, automatic transmission, and manual drive train and axles. You'll learn how to diagnose and complete brake service, perform vehicle steering and suspension alignment, as well as electrical theory, electrical/electronic diagnostics. Students will cover engine performance diagnostics and techniques for repair using a variety of diagnostic equipment. You'll also learn automotive heating, air conditioning and how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant, and diagnostics of the heat and A/C system. You will use advanced diagnostic and repair equipment to troubleshoot complex automotive systems. This program is intended to provide courses closely aligned with NATEF hours and tasks. ASE certification is recommended  a recognized industry standard.

"I love being able to share my experiences with my students, in hopes that I might encourage them to become successful in life as well as their career."
Michael Thomason, Instructor

Who Can Attend?

High School or Adult Students
 

Location

Lawton Campus
 

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Michael Thomason, Automotive Service Instructor

Michael Thomason
Automotive Service Instructor

Contact:
580-250-5631 mthomason@greatplains.edu 

C. Allen Whitaker, Automotive Service Instructor
C. Allen Whitaker
Automotive Service Instructor
 
Contact:
580-250-5630 
awhitaker@greatplains.edu