Automotive Technology Center Open House June 21

Santa Fe Community College Automotive Technology Center. Courtesy/SFCC

SFCC News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) Announces LEED Certified Gold Open House Automotive Technology Centerr 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.

Visitors will have the opportunity to hear presentations on career opportunities in the industry at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. by Subaru Regional Representative Mitchell Mays and Honda/Suburu Operations Manager of Santa Fe , Ted Nime, and General Manager, Jason Bass.

Members of the SFCC Financial Aid Office will answer questions at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. about the Opportunity Scholarship and other financial aid.

“There is a huge demand for certified automotive technicians,” said director Julia Furry of SFCC’s automotive technology program. “Our speakers will also be happy to answer questions about other career opportunities in the automotive industry such as accounting, sales and marketing.”

Mays Career and Education Highlights:

  • BS degree in Business Management from Bryant University Providence, Rhode Island;
  • Owned and operated a service station and repair facility;
  • 10 years of Subaru retailing in Vermont, all at a dealership, held many positions: Sales, Sales Manager, General Manager, Service Advisor, Service Manager;
  • 28 years with Subaru of America, positions held: District Service Manager, Area Service Operations Manager, District Sales Manager, Area Parts and Service Manager, Area Marketing; and
  • director, director of retailer development and regional director of Subaru University.

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SFCC’s ATC supports students with the latest computerized diagnostic equipment and electric vehicle servicing capabilities.

The 17,500 square foot building is equipped with classrooms and spaces that mimic the automotive customer service experience of a car dealership and educational spaces, which include a large store space with elevators, three specialized labs: chassis/suspension, electric motor and EV/hybrid/powertrain, a computer/trainer room, offices and support spaces.

The automotive technologies program is designed to provide students with entry-level employment as automotive technicians.

When students complete the program, they will earn an AAS in Automotive Technologies as well as certificates in seven skill areas:

  • Automotive engine repair;
  • Automotive maintenance;
  • Repair of light trucks;
  • automatic transmission transaxle;
  • Automotive heating and air conditioning;
  • Brakes, manual transmission and powertrain; and
  • Steering and suspension.

The program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to earn Automotive Service Excellence certificates.

For more information about the program, contact the Auto Technologies Furry Program Director by email at [email protected] or call 505.428.1177.

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