Program Coordinator: Milton Ayakawa
Location: ET 101C
Phone: (808) 455-0439
CTE Counselor: Melissa Jones
Location: GT 111
Phone: (808) 455-0392
The goals of the program are:
- to prepare students with the skills and competencies necessary for a successful career as an automotive technician;
- to instill in students the work habits and attitudes necessary to work in a highly competitive field; and
- to provide students with the basic skills necessary to become lifelong learners in order to keep abreast of the latest technological changes in the automotive field.
In order to promote a student’s readiness and success, prerequisites have been established for each AMT certificate and degree and for AMT courses. The competencies students are expected to achieve in the AMT program are based on the tasks prescribed by National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for technician certification.
Entering students must purchase or provide a basic tool set and uniform as prescribed by the program. Cost is approximately $2200. Additionally, most courses have textbook requirements.
The programs in Automotive Technology are accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), 101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, (703) 669-6650. To file a complaint with NATEF, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.natef.org.
Recommended high school preparation: Pre-Algebra, Electronics, Chemistry or Physics, Industrial Arts.
Ford ASSET Option
Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) is a Statewide program sponsored by Ford Motor Company, Ford and Lincoln/Mercury Dealers and Leeward CC. It is a two-year program designed to develop entry-level service technicians for Ford and Lincoln/Mercury dealerships. ASSET provides the student with a unique two-year work-study experience which leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree (64 credits) in Automotive Technology.
The ASSET program is designed to provide Ford and Lincoln/Mercury dealerships with qualified technicians proficient in the latest automotive service technologies and methods. In addition, the program enables graduates to make advancements in their career paths. The cost of tools and supplies is approximately $2,000. Students interested in enrolling in ASSET should see the AMT ASSET Instructor.