Randy Scheese

Auto Tech Instructor
Phone: 616-225-5744

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Automotive Technology

Automotive Technologies combines hands-on wrenching, problem solving, and book work to help you become a mechanic. Upon leaving you will be able to work on your own car or go straight into working in a shop to build your skills even more.

With a fully immersible shop at the MACC, you will have a majority of the tools and machinery you will need to learn how to repair and maintain an automotive vehicle. While in the automotive program, you will have the opportunity to do the state testing, and seniors will have a potential to earn the ASE student certificates.

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  • Earn up to 18 certifications before you leave
  • Get discounts on parts as a student
  • Learn how to use each tool
  • Become a mechanic straight out of high school
  • Participate in hands-on work
  • Get a chance to work on your own vehicle if you’re ahead in class

Program Highlights

Automotive Technologies comes with many benefits, including the following.

Safety Comes First

Safety is very important at the MACC. Safety glasses are provided, and they must be worn at all times in the workshop.

Work With Real Customers

In the fully operable shop, you are the mechanic. You’ll work on customer cars just like if you were working for an actual automotive shop.

Work on Your Own Vehicle

Class periods don’t always have to be focused on other people. You are welcome to bring your car in and work on it while you’re in school! It’s a great opportunity to have the instructor’s support while working on it!

Earn Certifications

As a student you have the opportunity to earn Snap-On Meter Certificates, the ASE Entry-Level Certificates, and state certifications. These will show employers your skills!

Notes and Testing

Although most of the class is in the shop, be prepared to spend time time in the classroom doing book work, presentations, and tests!

Operate Professional Machinery

You are given the opportunity to use professional standard machinery to learn how to become a real mechanic. Learn to operate a 2 post lift, engine lift, tire balancer, and more.

Great Future Knowledge

This is a great class to take even if you don’t want to be a mechanic; the skills you learn at the Montcalm Area Career Center will be useful in your future or as a hobby.