Automotive Technology Program

Contact Information

Principal - Zachary McWhorter

Career Technical Supervisor - Julie Godfrey

Phone: 205 682-6650

Fax: 205 682-6655

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Automotive Technology

Instructor:

R. Irwin

Robert Irwin

  • Associate Degree in Automotive Service Technology; ASE certified

Work Experience

  • 27 years experience in industry

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Summary of Program

A: The Auto Tech program covers Brakes, Steering & Suspension, Engines, Electrical, Light Repair and Maintenance and shop safety. Approximately 80% of instruction is hands-on in the shop and 20% is in the classroom.

Q: What are the prerequisite skills needed to begin in the program, if any:

A: This program is designed for beginners as well as those with some auto skills, although having a passion for automobiles is a plus.

Q: What credentials or certificates can be obtained in a 1, 2, and 3 year period in the program:

A: The knowledge learned in this program will prepare students for ASE certification which all shops require.

Q: What post-secondary options are available:

A: Post-Secondary opportunities are available through UTI and Lawson State

Q: Where to go find more information:

A: Work: (205) 682-6581 ;  Email: rirwin@shelbyed.org 

NOTE: Our Automotive Technology programs are designed to prepare students for future employment in the Automotive Industry. The industry is in need of Auto Techs, Parts Specialists, Service Writers, etc.