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.
Tom Conway earned his Associates of Applied Science degree in Auto Mechanics from Southwest Community College. He is certified as an A.S.E. Master Automobile Technician and Maintenance and Light Repair Technician.
Mr. Conway 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.
Dustin Medinaearned his Automotive Technology Certificate from Salina Area Technical College and is an A.S.E. Certified Master Mechanic and Subaru Master Technician.
Mr. Medina has 22+ years of experience as an automotive technician working for Murdock Manhattan, Auto-Tek and Money Subaru. He was also a CDL Driver/Instructor for MT Transportation where he earned the MV Transportation Safety Award. He joined the Salina Tech Automotive Technology department in 2022.
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