Automotive Service Technician

According to the most recent NATEF Automotive Service Technician standards, students in this major will cover the skills necessary to become an entry-level technician. Students will concentrate on courses in introduction, brakes, steering & suspension, electrical / electronics, engine performance, heating & air conditioning, engine repair, automatic transmission, and manual drive train and axles. They will 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. This program includes automotive heating, air conditioning and the student will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant, as well as diagnostics of the heat and A/C system. Students 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 and industry recognized.

Instructor Bios:

Michael Thomason
Automotive Service Instructor

4 Years of Teaching Experience
18 Years at Great Plains

Courses Taught

  • Automotive Services

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

 

 


C. Allen Whitaker
Automotive Service Instructor

3 Years of Teaching Experience
3 Years at Great Plains

Courses Taught

  • Automotive Services

Contact: 580-250-5630 awhitaker@greatplains.edu