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Department of Automotive Technology


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Department Chair: Joseph Grundvig
Location: Technical Education Building, Room 201
Telephone Contact: Jessica Slater 801-626-6579
Department Web Site: weber.edu/automotive
Associate Professor: John Kelly; Assistant Professor: Justin Tate; Instructors: Joseph Grundvig, Scott Hadzik, Kevin Roner, William Speigle, Matthew Stagg

The Automotive Technology Department curriculum is a “2 + 2” design leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Service Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Automotive Technology.

Chrysler Training Center

Coordinator: John Kelly
Advisor: Paul Sylvester
Telephone: 801-626-7743

The Chrysler Training Center provides short, current product information courses for Chrysler technicians and service management personnel throughout Utah and several western states. The Center’s resources are shared with a broader automotive community through activities such as automotive faculty development workshops.

General Motors Training Center

Coordinator: John Kelly
Advisor: Matthew Stagg
Telephone: 801-626-6229

The General Motors Training Center provides short, current product information courses for GM technicians and service management personnel throughout Utah and several western states. The Center’s resources are shared with a broader automotive community through activities such as automotive faculty development workshops.

Toyota Training Center

Coordinator: John Kelly
Advisor: William Carroll
Telephone: 801-626-7743

The Toyota Training Center provides short, current product information courses for Toyota technicians and service management personnel throughout Utah and several western states. The Center’s resources are shared with a broader automotive community through activities such as automotive faculty development workshops.

Automotive Service Technology

Automotive Service Technology is a program offered under the Automotive Technology Department.  Automotive Service Technology is the field of study dealing with diagnosis, service, and repair of automobiles and light trucks. Lab and classroom courses are oriented toward high levels of technical understanding, current developments such as electronic control systems and environmental issues, the development of the students’ diagnostic capabilities, and proficiency with recommended service procedures. In addition to specific technical training, supporting courses provide for growth of interpersonal and other skills needed to advance within the automotive service industry.

There are six tracks available under the Automotive Service Technology Associate of Applied Science degree.

  • Chrysler College Automotive Program (CAP) is a program with technical coverage specializing exclusively in current Chrysler products.
  • General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) is a program with technical coverage specializing exclusively in current General Motors products.
  • Collision Repair is a program with an Inter-Industry Conference On Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) based curriculum. I-CAR training is recommended by most major automobile and truck manufacturers.
  • Toyota Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) is a program with technical coverage specializing exclusively in current Toyota and Lexus products.
  • Automotive Technology Educational Program (ATEP) is a comprehensive training program covering all major manufacturers’ products.
  • Heavy Duty Truck Technology is an articulated program with Davis Applied Technology Center, specializing in current Mack and Volvo White products.

Additionally, an Institutional Certificate is offered that prepares students for entry level automotive technician positions in either Chrysler or Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealerships or at independent shops that repair either Chrysler or Ford vehicles.

The Automotive Service Technology degree tracks are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Partnerships with four of the world’s largest automotive corporations-Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and Toyota-assure direct access to state-of-the art automotive technology. Although it is normally advantageous to complete one of the specified tracks, a student may elect to take an individual course or courses to meet their particular needs (provided the prerequisites have been met). To assure optimum functioning, individual program tracks may have limited enrollment. See department for details.

In addition to the above degree tracks, the Automotive program also has the manufacturer’s training centers, listed above, located on campus allowing faculty and students access to the latest equipment, data, and vehicles.

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology is a program offered under the Automotive Technology Department. The baccalaureate degree in Automotive Technology is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a wide variety of automotive related industries including field service operations, fleet management, and technical support activities. It will also prepare them to advance in organizations such as:

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Aftermarket Management
  • Service/Parts Management and Marketing
  • Collision Repair and Automotive Insurance
  • Advanced Vehicle Systems Technical Research and Support.

To cover the broad range of knowledge and skills that these different organizations require, the degree has three different tracks. They are as follows:

  • Field Service Operations
  • Collision Repair and Insurance Management
  • Advanced Vehicle Systems

Automotive Technology graduates will be technically competent and possess strong interpersonal skills. They will have the ability to communicate effectively, be able to solve problems, work in teams, and will have developed an understanding of the need for continued professional development.

The Automotive Technology bachelor’s degree is designed as a “2+2” program building upon associate degree graduates who have received a degree in automotive service technology, heavy duty truck technology, collision repair, diesel technology, or similar programs. Students who have completed their associate degrees in one of these programs will be admitted as juniors and can complete their baccalaureate degree within two years.

Programs

    Associate of Applied ScienceInstitutional CertificateBachelor of Science

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