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[boilerplate 1-caption-insert-before]Grand Junction high school students at District 51 Career Center pass Snap-on 504 Meter Certification examination offered by IntelliTec College[boilerplate 2-caption-insert-after][boilerplate 3-image-insert-after]
Press Release – For Immediate Release
Grand Junction, Colorado – The Automotive program at IntelliTec College recently offered an entry-level professional certification exam to local high school students at District 51 Career Center. Interested students took part in the free examination on February 12th. Over half of the students passed the exam and now have a head-start in the automotive career field.
District 51 is an alternative high school that specializes in teaching students a trade. This is why IntelliTec Automotive Technician Program Supervisor Mark Faudree offered this opportunity to their students. 30% of them, from freshman to seniors, expressed a strong interest in the automotive field. 30 students took the free Snap-on 504 Meter Certification examination, and 17 of them passed.
Being exposed to a professional industry certification in high school is a huge benefit to students. They gain experience by taking a real-world certification exam, and at the same time they are being exposed to a higher level of learning. These students now have one less step to take toward a new career in the automotive field after graduating from high school.
Snap-on certifications are product-based certifications for automotive technicians, educators and students who want to learn about the newest Snap-on equipment and be the best in the industry. The Snap-on 504 Meter Certification is just one of the Snap-on Certifications a student of the IntelliTec’s Automotive Technician program can be prepared to sit for. This certification will allow a student to be able to test basic electrical circuits and components for volts, ohms, amps, micro amps, capacitance, frequency, diode and continuity.
Part-time IntelliTec College automotive instructor James Pittsenbarger, also a teacher at District 51 Career Center, was the initial link between the high school and IntelliTec College. Mr. Pittsenbarger teaches a sport vehicle repair/small engine repair class at the high school. Through this connection, IntelliTec has been able to reach out to potential students and let the public know that IntelliTec College is an industry trainer in Snap-on diagnostics.
Program Supervisor Mark Faudree, also a Snap-on Diagnostics Trainer, says this is the first time they have offered something like this to high school students. They plan on doing it again in the fall. He would also like to branch out to other high schools around the area soon. This will allow IntelliTec College to offer higher levels of education to more students at an earlier age.
IntelliTec College’s Automotive Technician program offers students hands-on training on the inspection, maintenance and repair of automobiles. Students can earn an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree while being prepared to take the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification exam. Students learn skills for services like oil changes, tire rotations and complex technical diagnoses of problems.[boilerplate about-grand-junction]