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Press Release – For Immediate Release
Pueblo and Grand Junction, Colorado – Automotive students in Grand Junction and Pueblo can now receive light diesel engine training as part of their regular curriculum. This training will add two new courses to the Automotive Technician program, extending it from 15 months to 18 months. The new training will enhance the skills and education of the students, making them more marketable in the ever-changing automotive field. Students will also be prepared to sit for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Light Diesel certification exam.
Grand Junction Program Supervisor Mark Faudree says that this training was brought to the curriculum as a way to “enhance what students are learning and make them a better fit for the job market.” This not only makes the students better equipped to do their jobs, it gives them more knowledge, skills and experience in the automotive industry as a whole. “That’s what our job is, to prepare them for the work force…and give them the best preparation we can,” says Faudree.
The need for skilled light diesel technicians is greater than ever, because a growing number of normal passenger vehicles are falling under the category of “light diesel vehicles”. “Basically we are addressing the Southern Colorado need for professionally trained automotive technicians who can also service those automobiles equipped with diesel engines and their associated systems,” says Pueblo Automotive Program Supervisor Anton Floyd.
The first basic and advanced diesel courses will begin in November at both the Pueblo and Grand Junction campuses. The basic training will introduce students to diesel engine functions, and the advanced training will teach the actual diagnostics of the light diesel engine. It will cover basic operations, tear down, functions, diagnosis and repair of the engine and the computerized systems associated with the engine.
Students will be prepared to sit for the ASE Light Diesel certification exam after completing these courses. They will also gain a higher level of confidence in their abilities to effectively diagnose and service light diesel vehicles, giving them an edge in today’s competitive job market. “We are excited about this new opportunity for our students!” says Floyd.
New diesel equipment at IntelliTec’s automotive training facility includes special diesel tool sets and an assortment of diesel engines and vehicles.
This Associates of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree program also includes preparation for Snap-on certification exams and other various ASE certification exams. All of this training happens within one program that offers hands-on leaning in a real-world environment.[boilerplate about-colorado]
Anton Floyd – Automotive Technology Program Supervisor
IntelliTec College in Pueblo
Mark Faudree – Automotive Technology Program Supervisor
IntelliTec College in Grand Junction