Feb 28, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Applied Technology

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Chair: Stephanie Sheehan

Faculty: Dale Walters, John Youngberg

Adjunct Faculty: Steve Oskins

Program Coordinators:

  • Automotive Service, Dale Walters
  • Construction Management, John Youngberg
  • Automotive Service Technician Certificate, Dale Walters


The mission of the Applied Technology Department at Southern is to promote the development of practical skills in a Christian environment while learning responsibility to God and community through service.


  1. To provide students with hands-on experiences to develop technical skills.
  2. To expose students to career opportunities in technical and service occupations.
  3. To provide opportunities to learn technical skills and knowledge for careers and lifelong enjoyment through hobbies.
  4. To provide the necessary prerequisite knowledge and skills for specialized technical and professional occupations.
  5. To provide the opportunity for critical thinking, problem solving, and creative skill development in God’s service.


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.

Residency Requirements for B.T. Automotive Service Management, A.T. Automotive Service, Automotive Service Technician, and Automotive Service Minor

Residency Requirements for B.T. Construction Management, A.T. Construction Management and Construction Minor


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