Automotive Technology2020-08-06T19:43:07+00:00

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology is FULL for Fall 2020 for both Post-Secondary and High School. 

  • Auto Tech student looks at oil on a dipstick
  • Auto Tech student works on a vehicle

Cars have gotten complicated; we’ve kept up.

Salina Tech’s Automotive Technology Program is taught by ASE certified master technicians with more than 30 years of experience in the automotive service industry. 

Throughout the two-year program, students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to properly maintain, repair and troubleshoot various automotive components including, steering, transmission, suspension, drive trains, brakes, and electrical systems, among many others. In addition to class time, students will gain valuable hands-on experience with real-world automotive service jobs so that when they do graduate, they’re ready to go to work.

This program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) — a division of the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). All high school students who enroll must start the program as juniors.

What You Will Learn

Diagnose, service, and repair…

  • Electrical Systems

  • Suspension & Steering systems

  • Engines

  • Automatic transmissions and transaxles

  • Manual drive trains and axles.

  • Automotive HVAC systems.

  • Drum and disc brake systems.

  • Engine performance systems.

Careers

  • General Mechanic

  • Front End Specialist

  • Transmission Specialist

  • Brake Specialist

  • Tune-Up Specialist

  • Service Writer

  • Parts Representative

  • Self-Employed Mechanic (Shop Owner)

Information

  • Contact the AUT Enrollment Specialist with any questions or information regarding admissions requirements.

Anna Kreighbaum

785-309-3118

Anna.Kreighbaum@salinatech.edu

Faculty

Tom Conway earned his Associates of Applied Science degree in Auto Mechanics from Southwest Community College.  He was an automotive technician for 29 years and owned his own shop before coming to Salina Tech in 2000 to teach in the Automotive Technology program. 

Mr. Conway is certified as an A.S.E. Master Automobile Technician and Maintenance and Light Repair Technician.

thomas.conway@salinatech.edu | 785-309-3166

Russ Wasson spent 37 years at Conklin Cars as an auto technician before joining the Automotive Technology program in 2018.  He has experience with hybrid systems, direct injection, and advanced electrical systems such as radar cruise, lane departure and blind spot monitoring.  He was also a Geodetic Surveyor in the U.S. Army prior to becoming and auto technician.

Mr. Wasson is an A.S.E. Master Diagnostic Technician

russ.wasson@salinatech.edu | 785-309-3165

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