Master These Skills

Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to master the following skills:

  • Testing and diagnostic checks of computer and electrical systems
  • Repair standard and power brake systems
  • Front wheel and four-wheel alignment
  • Steering and suspension systems operation and repair
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Brake operation and repair
  • Engine repair
  • Fuel systems operation and repair
  • Engine performance
  • Testing equipment operation
  • Research and use of service data from computer terminals

Earn the Following Credits and Credentials

  • Potential to earn college credits
  • Preparation for ASE Certification Testing
  • Job Placement Opportunities

Life Beyond PLCC

Students of this program often go on to pursue careers such as:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Service Writers
  • Service Managers
  • Specialty Shop Technicians
  • Shop Owners
  • Parts Counter Associates

Ron Balis

Meet the Teacher:  Ron Balis

I am a graduate of CVCC’s Automotive Technology program as well as Tri-C’s Automotive Service Educational Program, ASEP, a General Motors training course. I began teaching part time in Tri-C’s Advanced Auto Tech program over 10 years ago and have taught full time at PLCC for over 6 years now.

Prior to teaching full time, I worked 18 years as an automotive technician in GM dealerships and at an independent shop. I currently hold ASE Master Technician and Advanced Level Engine Performance (L1) certifications. My wife and I have been married for over 19 years and we have 4 children. My hobbies are snowmobiling, camping, indoor and beach volleyball, model railroading, and occasionally off-roading.

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