About the Class
Interested in a career as an Automotive Technician? This is the program for you! Skilled technicians are in high demand due to the constantly evolving technology of today’s vehicles and retiring workforce of aging technicians. Currently, there are not enough new technicians to fill the demand of the automotive repair industry! Here at Sno-Isle TECH you’ll have the opportunity to learn the foundational skills required to be a successful technician. In our NATEF-Accredited (www.NATEF.org) Auto Tech program, students have the opportunity to learn how to repair actual vehicles using Automotive Service Technician (AST) NATEF tasks and guidelines. We are also an AYES (www.AYES.org) school which provides students and our automotive program with additional opportunities.
This automotive program is designed to be for the career-minded and not for the weekend hobbyist.
Students have an opportunity to earn numerous industry-recognized certificates, and participate in after school training opportunities put on by industry partners. (Valvoline, SP2.org, Snap On Meter & Torque Certification, Student ASE Certificates, Program Certificate, Napa-related Certificates, etc.)
There is a $60 lab fee for this class (safety glasses, field trip, ASE Student testing, misc. consumables). Lab fee is non-refundable once a student has been registered for student ASE testing.
Meet the instructor
Richie del Puerto brings vast knowledge and experience to the Automotive Technology program.
Richie began his automotive education at Snohomish High School during his sophomore and junior years and on to Sno-Isle TECH while he a was senior. He has been an ASE Certified Technician since the age of 19, and has been working in the automotive industry since 1991. Richie came full circle and was hired to the Sno-Isle team in 2002.
Safety, Brakes, Steering & Suspension, Engine Repair, Engine performance, and Electrical are some of the topics we cover. Students will have the opportunity to work in a large automotive shop furnished with equipment and tools. This is a preparatory class and is geared towards individuals that want a career in the field. Contact us if you have any questions.