MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Mr. Matt Reiter
Phone: 330-830-3901 Ext: 51600
Education: Kent State University - teaching certification
Work Experience: 8th year as Automotive Technology Instructor at WHS
Hobbies: Fishing and Hunting
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY AS A PROGRAM & PROFESSION
In today’s fast paced world, automobiles carry many people to and from home and work each day. This, therefore, creates a need for educated auto technicians. Many people drive considerable distances each day. These people depend upon their automobiles to sustain a certain standard of living. The demand for skilled, quality technicians will continue to grow, and these technicians must maintain these automobiles on the road. With the growth in number of vehicles, there will a greater demand for skilled auto technicians.
Students must learn as much as possible about the basic fundamentals of every automotive system. It is these fundamental principles that the journeyman technician must know so that he or she can build a solid foundation for increased knowledge of this trade. Not only must these technicians know the fundamental principles, but they will also need to learn skills in pride, integrity, and honesty, as well as in bookkeeping, mathematical and entrepreneurship so that they may possess the employability skills needed in the job market of today.
This course will provide the manipulative and diagnostic skills necessary for a student to make the change from classroom/shop setting to the work place with the least amount of difficulty. Another skill needed is in the area of public relations. The student will be able to acquire such a skill by example of the instructor and by customer relations in the lab. Another necessary skill is pride in their workmanship and in the final product. Without this pride, the quality of the work will suffer.
Credentialing Opportunity: OSHA 10 hour General Automotive Industry Certification, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certifications, Valvoline Oil Change Certification
College Credit Opportunities:
Work Based Learning Opportunities: Co-Op Employment, Rotary Customer Service
Career Technical Student Organization: Skills USA
Auto Service Technician (Dealer)
Auto Service Technician (Independent)
Manufacture specialist Service Writer
Parts Technician & Sales