It’s brash. It’s bold. It growls and grumbles like a caged beast in the corner, strapped tight to the floor of the Auto Diesel Technology building.
Equal parts beauty and beast, the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is the latest addition to UAA’s fleet of GM-donated classroom cars. “GM has been awful darn good to us for a while now,” said Darrin Marshall, associate professor of GM automotive courses. “This is just the pinnacle.”
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Source: Meet the fleet: Auto tech program receives 2016 Z07 Corvette – Green & Gold News
TheBestSchools.org just released their rankings of automotive mechanic schools and the University of Alaska Community and Technical College placed 13th in the nation.
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#13 University of Alaska Anchorage – Community and Technical College
The University of Alaska Anchorage, the largest university in Alaska, is a public university that offers a straightforward approach to the study of automotive technology through its Community and Technical College division.
The school is career-focused, and the courses are modeled after corporate training programs, and based on ASE certification standards. It offers the unique option of the General Motors ASEP program, which specifically prepares students for automotive service career on GM vehicles, through partnering with GM dealerships. This provides strong career recruitment potential, as well as paid, on-the-job experience, and prepares students for Master ASE-certification.
The courses have small class sizes, and take a hands-on approach, allowing students to gain valuable experience with a wide variety of vehicles, working closely alongside instructors and peers.
The University of Alaska Anchorage is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU) and its automotive programs are accredited by NATEF.
- Associate of Applied Science – Automotive Technology with focus in General Automotive, or with focus in General Motors ASEP
- Associate of Applied Science – Diesel Power Technology
- Certificate – Automotive Technology
- Certificate – Diesel Power Technology
Source: The 20 Best Automotive Mechanic Schools | The Best Schools
UAA’s Automotive Technology and Diesel Power Technology programs, part of the Community and Technical College’s Transportation & Power Division, were recently featured on KTVA CBS 11 News.
KTVA 11 spoke with students and faculty in the Diesel Power Technology program, highlighting how UAA works with industry partners to provide hands-on learning experiences for students, while also keeping costs down. Visit KTVA.com for the full story.
Source: UAA’s Automotive and Diesel Technology programs featured on KTVA – Green & Gold News
The University of Alaska Anchorage Community & Technical College (CTC) offers career and technical education programs that are closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries. CTC faculty work with industry professionals to develop relevant, hands-on training for students. Our graduates earn good wages in high-demand fields that allow them to support themselves, their families and contribute to the state’s economy.
Industries We Serve
- Construction and Design
- Culinary, Hospitality and Tourism
- Information Technology
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Oil and Gas
The college delivers innovative instructional services that support student success. Through continuing education, CTC engages the community and provides opportunities for personal enrichment and professional growth.
Source: UAA Community and Technical College
It’s a career that may require little to no experience and might pay more than you’d expect. Auto body technicians can earn about $25,000 to start and up to $120,000 for seasoned journeymen, according to Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium.
Wednesday, Ryan Cropper, owner of Able Body Shop, joined Daybreak to talk about the industry. He said he’s looking to hire and you don’t need experience.
“Probably 75 percent of people we hire don’t have any auto body experience,” Cropper said. “We look more for passion, enthusiasm, someone that really wants to work and be a part of something bigger than just going to work and punching a time clock.”
Estimated Pay Range
- Entry Level: $25,000 – $40,000
- Mid Range: $50,000 – $80,000
- Experienced: $80,000 – $120,000
APICC Outreach Coordinator
- Martha Peck
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Source: Workforce Wednesday: Careers in auto body repair | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11