Today’s technicians have to be more than someone who can turn a wrench. Employers need well-trained, motivated, and savvy techs, who can get the job done right on the first try. From diagnosis to maintenance, the high-tech shop at Washington State is equipped to prepare you for the world of auto/diesel maintenance.
As a graduates from our program, you will benefit from the relationships we have established with area businesses. Our intensive practicum requirements and work study opportunities put you in the shops of some of the area’s most reputable businesses. You’ll get real world experience and the confidence you’ll need when you graduate.
In our state-of-the-art lab, led by an ASE Certified Instructor, you will explore every aspect of automobile operations by servicing and repairing working vehicles and their components. You’ll gain hands-on practical experience with conventional tools as well as new computerized engine analyzers. We round-out of program with business management skills that include the use of computers in the service and parts area.
If you are interested in the Automotive Service Technology program, but want to finish in a shorter time frame, we offer the Automotive Technician One-Year Certificate. Learn the basics of auto and diesel truck maintenance in our high-tech shop. You’ll get hands-on, practical experience servicing and working on a variety of vehicles and their components.
There’s a high demand for Diesel Techs and the US Department of Labor predicts that trend to continue to climb as more and more large trucks take to the highway. In our state-of-the-art lab, led by an ASE Certified Instructor, you will explore every aspect of Diesel Truck operations by servings and repairing working vehicles and their components. You’ll gain hands-on practical experience with conventional tools as well as new computerized engine analyzers. We round-out of program with business management skills that include the use of computers in the service and parts area.
US Department of Labor shows a faster-than-average job outlook for Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics. Job opportunities in diesel technology include diesel technician, field-test technician, repair and maintenance of natural gas compressor stations and electrical generator sets, service technician, parts manager, service manager, or technical trainer. There are even possibilities in sales and engineering for qualified technicians.
The diesel truck systems program is part of the reciprocity agreement with West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Through the agreement, some West Virginia residents may pay Ohio in-state tuition rates to attend Washington State.
If you are interested in Truck Maintenance but would like to finish in a shorter time frame, we offer the Truck Maintenance One-year Certificate. This certification provides the fundamentals for an entry-level technician to gain employment in a variety of industries, including, transportation, boats, trains, buses, and more. According to a 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, employment opportunities will see a 15 percent increase for the need for qualified diesel technicians by the year 2020.
Why go anywhere else?
You’ve seen the commercials for the big national chain institutes promising to prepare you for a career in automotive or powersports industries. Do you know what separates us from them? Cost. We don’t think you should have to bury yourself under a mountain of debt so you can do what you love. Washington State has one of the lowest tuition rates in the state, at only $149 per credit.
The Automotive Service Technology and the Diesel Truck Systems Programs are fully accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The primary mission of NATEF is to improve the quality of automotive technician training programs nationwide through voluntary accreditation. NATEF is responsible for the program evaluation process and approves programs for NATEF Accreditation based on the results of the on-site evaluation.
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
101 Blue Seal Drive, SE, Suite 101 · Leesburg, VA 20175
703.669.6650 Fax: 703.669.6125