Welcome students and parents! I am very excited to be
teaching Automotive Technology. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and
Statistics, employment of automotive service technicians is projected to grow 6
percent from 2016 to 2026. More entry-level service technicians will be needed
to perform basic maintenance and repair, such as replacing brake pads and
changing oil. My hope is that our students will be the next generation of
technicians and be able to go straight into the industry or have a solid basis
to continue training if desired.
Automotive Technology I
I graduated from James E. Taylor High School in 1988 and
then attended Stephen F. Austin State University. I later changed paths and
went to Universal Technical Institute where I became a trained automotive
technician. I began my career working for Ford and became a Ford Senior Master
Technician and ASE Master Automobile Technician. After over 20 years in the automotive
industry I again changed paths to teach the next generation of technicians .
technicians can become certified through ASE by passing rigorous,
comprehensive written testing and showing proof of two (2) years of wage earning
experience in the area(s) in which they tested. Students who successfully
complete the two (2) year automotive program here at Miller Career &
Technology Center (MCTC) will receive a waiver of one (1) year of the two (2)
year wage earning experience requirement from ASE. This gives these students a
head start on their journey to becoming successful automotive technicians.
It truly is a win-win situation for all!
on the links below to explore ASE, NATEF, and other organizations associated
with the automotive repair industry and the training program here at MCTC.
Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
and Pollution Prevention Training
Online Automotive Technology Curriculum