Chair: Dale Walters
Faculty: Wendel Adams, Ray Carson
Adjunct Faculty: Mark Byford, Mark McGrath
Professional Advisory Board: The Advisory Board serves in a consultancy capacity and assists in referrals for practicum.
Don Britton, Owner, Don Britton Transmission
Kel Burgoyne, Structural Steel Drafting Detailer
Joe Farrow, Engineer
Dan Gebhard, Plumber
Michael Holman, General Contractor/Drafter
Steven Karst, General Contractor
Dave Turner, General Contractor
Fred Turner, Architect
J. B. Underwood, Owner, Collegedale Central Exxon
The Technology Department offers courses which provide opportunity to balance learning with practical experience in the areas of woods, metals, printing, drafting, auto service and construction. Objectives of these classes are:
- To develop practical skills which will be useful throughout life as professional enhancement as well as hobby and recreational activities.
- To introduce the student to opportunities in technical and service occupations.
- To provide background for entrance into specialized technical and professional degree programs and occupations.
- To help the student learn to meet the challenges of daily living by providing “hands-on” experiences with elements of the environment.
- To provide opportunity for the student to develop tactile learning skills.
- To assist the student in growing toward his potential by providing classroom and lab experiences that nurture critical thinking and creativity.
All automotive technology students will be given the NIASE (National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence) certification exams as specified by the department. Students who pass the exams become eligible for ASE certification after two years of experience following their training. Students completing the two year degree will have one year of the two years of experience required for certification completed.