Technician.Academy On-Campus Venues

T.A is proud to partner with these outstanding college automotive programs and the experienced professionals who lead them.

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL NATEF Accredited

Training:
The Automotive Technology program offers an associate degree as well as a Certificate option.

Leadership:
Matthew Shanahan began his affiliation with College of DuPage in 2007.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Automotive Technology from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Business Administration from Saint Xavier University, and is currently working toward a degree in Management and Internet/Social Media Marketing from Xavier. He will receive his Master Online Teacher Certificate from University of Illinois this year. Matthew is a member of the Illinois College Automotive Instructors Association, National Education Association, and serves as a Certification Test Administrator with the Equipment & Training Council.

Faculty Automotive Experience:
Matthew spent several years as an Automotive and Equipment Technician with V3 Companies, where he managed a large fleet of vehicles. His duties included maintenance, repair, and purchasing. Among his other responsibilities: managing budget, maintaining shop inventories, and electronically tracking repairs. In addition to being 609 Certified, Matthew holds these certifications:
ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, ASE Certified Advanced Level Specialist, ASE Certified Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, ASE Undercar Specialist, ASE Certified Service Consultant, ASE Certified Collision Technician, ASE Certified Parts Specialist, and ASE Certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician.

    

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Elizabethtown, KY NATEF Accredited

 

Training:
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College offers an Associate Degree as well as an Automotive Technician Diploma and multiple Certification opportunities. The college has a state-of-the-art automotive shop, which has late model cars, trucks and hybrid vehicles.

Leadership:
Jerry Clemons, Program Director
Doug Poteet, Instructor

 

   

Frontier Community College, Fairfield, IL NATEF Accredited

Training:
Graduates of the Automotive Technology program earn a two-year associate degree.

Leadership:
Rodney Maxey has led the faculty of the college’s Automotive Technology training since the program’s inception in 2003. Maxey earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Southern Illinois University.

Faculty Automotive Experience:
Professor Maxey trained professional automotive technicians for eight years at Moog Automotive. For four years, he taught in the Automotive program at Southern Illinois University.

    

IVY Tech State College, Evansville Campus, Evansville, IN NATEF Accredited

 

Training:
IVY Tech State College offers an Associate Degree as well as multiple Certification opportunities. Through the use of equipment used in the automotive industry today and ASE master certified instructors, students learn how to diagnose and repair today’s high-tech vehicles.

Leadership:
Chris Kaufman, Automotive Program Chair

      

Jefferson College, Hillsboro, MO NATEF Accredited

Training:
Automotive Technology program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree plan, as well as a Certificate option.

Leadership:
Led by Gerard Uhls, whose education includes a diploma from Lincoln Technical Institute in Automotive and Diesel Technology; an Associate degree from St. Louis Community College; Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University; graduate studies at University of Central Missouri.

Faculty Automotive Experience:
Professor Uhls has worked in the automotive field for 29 years and is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician. He has been recognized by ASE for 25 years of continued certification, and is certified in both Maintenance Light Repair (MLR), and Light Diesel. He has been gold certified with Daimler Chrysler.

    

Kaskaskia Community College, Centralia, IL NATEF Accredited

Training:
The Automotive Technology program offers an associate degree as well as a Certificate option.

Leadership:
Chuck DeBernardi not only leads the Automotive Technology faculty, he also graduated from the college’s program with an Associate of Applied Science degree. He has been an Automotive instructor since 2007 and is a member of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, and the Illinois College Automotive Instructors Association.

Faculty Automotive Experience:
Chuck professional’s experience includes over 30 years as an Automotive Technician. Additionally, he operated a repair shop for 12 years. Chuck is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician, ASE Advance Level Specialist, and ASE Parts Specialist. Additionally, he is Advance Hybrid and Alternative Fuels certified.

    

Owensboro Community & Technical College Owensboro, KY – NATEF Accredited

Training:
Named “2014 Technical School of the Year” by Tomorrow’s Tech magazine and WIX FILTERS. The award-winning Automotive Technology program offers an associate degree as well as a Certificate option.

Leadership:
Lewis Nall, experienced, ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician

     

Ranken Technical College, St. Louis, MO NATEF Accredited

Training:
Professional Technician Program offers choice of two degrees: Associate of Technology, or Associate of Science.

Leadership:
John Shoffner is ASE certified as a Master Automotive Technician.  He is also a member of the group, Automotive Educators.

        

Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College, Bowling Green, KY NATEF Accredited

 

Training:
Automotive Technology program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree plan, as well as a several Certificate options.

Leadership:
Jeremy Stephens, Assistant Professor
Automotive Technology

Faculty Automotive Experience:
Professor Stephens has worked in the automotive mechanics for 9 years and is an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician. He has an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Automotive Technology from Bowling Green Technical College. Stephens is also pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Management at Western Kentucky University.

    

UAW/LETC-Advanced Auto Training - Morganfield, KY

Training: Training curriculum is based on the National Automotive Technician Education Foundations (NATEF) task list, and parallels the automotive industry’s standards of work ethic, social skills, positive attitude, appearance, initiative, motivation, and the ability to work as part of a team. Students are also offered the resources to prepare for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests prior to graduation (** up to a year spent in the program counts towards the ASE-required two years of on-the-job experience**).

To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and must have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps. Job Corps is committed to the development of green job training. All students who enter in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, or Construction career technical training areas will train in a variety of green subject areas.

About: Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supercedes WIA 1998). At Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission of teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education.

As a student transitions towards graduation, career transition specialists (CTS) work closely with them to achieve job placement. CTS staff initiate a job search and schedule interviews in the student’s area of choice. Staff also provides assistance with living accommodations, transportation, and other support resources to ensure successful employment.

Leadership:
Wayne Duke, Instructor
Automotive Technology

    

West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Paducah, KY NATEF Accredited

 

Training:
West Kentucky Community and Technical College offers an Associate Degree as well as an Automotive Technician Diploma and multiple Certification opportunities. The program is a Master School accredited by NATEF and instruction is delivered by an ASE certified (Automotive Service Excellence) Master Automobile Technician. Curriculum follows the NATEF standards and prepares the student to become Automotive Service Excellence certified (ASE).

Leadership:
Robert Gunn, Program Coordinator

 

      

“The future of the automotive field lays with the new breed of technicians currently in training. They are from an information generation that looks at problems and solutions differently than most did when they started in automotive. The new breed wants not only fundamentals, but they also want to hear about current problems they will face, and solutions for those problems. They want to know where to find information quickly, and who will help them with that information. The more complex the vehicles get, the more important it will become to have a link to someone that has information and will assist in the problem-solving. I believe our manufacturers will become a more important link in this chain, rather than just supplying parts. They will become repair partners with parts, information, troubleshooting tips, and so forth.

I have had some manufacturers provide training for my students in class and the students learned so much. The students would refer to the training and the company long after the class was over and would use the information and services from the company. To me, it was a win/win situation for my program and the company.”     Rodney Maxey, Automotive Instructor, Frontier Community College

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