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					Automotive Service
   Technology

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        Automotive Technology

Entertainment         Electronic Brakes
Systems               Safety Restraint Sys
Electronic Engine     Active Cruise Control
Controls              Tire Pressure
Electronic Steering   Monitoring Systems
and Suspension
                      Alternative Fuels
systems
                      Hybrid Technologies
Antilock Brakes
Systems               C.A.N. Systems
         Careers in Automotive

Lube Tech               Master Tech (Certified)
Technician Assistant    Driveability Tech
Parts Assistant         Service Writer
Tire Installer          Shop Foreman
New/Used car detailer   Service and Parts
General Service Tech    Manager
Maintenance             Business owner
                        High School/College
                        Instructor
                        Automotive Engineering
                        Industry
                                   Earnings

$8.70 to $26.22 per hour
$38,060 per year median dealership technician
$60,000 per year median-mechanical engineer




  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07
  Edition, Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/
  oco/ocos181.htm (visited October 31, 2007).
                              Job Outlook

33,930 Job openings in the United States




  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07
  Edition, Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/
  oco/ocos181.htm (visited October 31, 2007).
                 NATEF
  National Automotive Technicians
       Education Foundation

Assures automotive programs meet national
standards
Aligns Curriculum between high school and college
program
Curriculum meets national industry standards
   NATEF Standards Require Skills:

Basic to Advanced automotive service
Advanced reading levels
Math, Science and Communication
Problem solving and organizational
Teamwork
Analyze and Diagnose
Seamless Automotive Technology Program
Multiple Pathways
   Benefits to HS and SPC students

Multiple career path options
Higher level of instruction
  Benefits all automotive students
Draws students from outside service area
Industry support
  Escape Hybrid
Benefits to HS and SPC students cont:

Helps students set goals
Helps students visualize higher goals
Benefits to Seamless students carry over to all
students
           Student Involvement

High school student attending EcoCar meetings at
SPC with SPC students
SPC and high school students participating in
EcoCar Challenge
  preliminary emissions testing on chassis dynamometer
SPC students enrolled in academic coursework
   Student Involvement continued:

All high school and SPC students progress being
tracked
Automotive Service
   Technology

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   SPC–LISD–TTU
Seamless Automotive
     Program
TTU Educational Programs

 One automotive related degree program
   Advanced Vehicle Engineering, Master of Engineering
 Several degree programs with options for
 automotive related classes and projects
   BS Mech Eng, BS Elec Eng, BS Computer Eng
   MS Mech Eng, MS Elec Eng
   PhD Mech Eng, PhD Elec Eng
Seamless Automotive Curriculum

 Participating Institutions
    Lubbock Independent School District
    South Plains College
    Texas Tech University College of Engineering
 Automotive courses at Byron Martin ATC
 2 to 3 years at South Plains College
    Modified automotive program (math courses)
    Associate of Applied Science
 2 to 3 years at Texas Tech
    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
 Option to enter graduate programs
Importance to LISD

 Integration of academic and technical education
 Continued enhancement of curricula and facilities
 Increased student retention
 Beginning of college–prep pathway for students
   Students and parents can plan educational path earlier
 Increase number of students entering post
 secondary educational programs
   Especially students from families with no prior higher
   education experiences
Importance to South Plains College

 Availability of students
    Students with prior hands–on mechanical experience
    Students interested in automotive careers
 Means to increase diversity of student body
 Means to improve student retention
 Pathway for students otherwise unlikely to enter
 post secondary educational programs
 Continued enhancement of curricula and facilities
Importance to Texas Tech

 Availability of students to enter ME program
   Students with hands–on mechanical experience
   Students interested in machinery and automotive careers
 Pathway to increase diversity of student body
 Pathway to improve student retention
 Pathway for students otherwise unlikely to enter
 4–year engineering programs
Importance to Students
 Flexible educational pathway provided
 Begin with programs at BMATC
    Options at graduation
       Continue education at SPC with transfer credit
       Enter job market with skills and SPC later with transfer credit
 Complete SPC degree — 2 to 3 years
   Includes additional courses (taken at SPC or TTU)
   Options at completion of SPC program
       Continue education at TTU with transfer credit
       Enter job market with skills and TTU later with transfer credit
 Complete BSME degree at TTU
   Options at completion of SPC program
       Continue in graduate education at TTU
       Enter job market with engineering degree
TTU Advanced Vehicle Engineering Lab
 Operated by
    Mechanical Engineering Department
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
 Housed at Reese Technology Center
 Primary research thrusts at AVEL
    Increasing vehicle energy efficiency
    Reducing overall vehicle emissions
    Maintain vehicle performance and utility
 Developed conventional & hybrid power trains & control
 systems for vehicles fueled with
    Gasoline                   Diesel
    LPG                        Natural gas
    Methanol                   Ethanol
    Hydrogen                   Electricity
New Transportation Laboratory

Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory
   Development of sustainable transportation systems
   Green, sustainable fuels
   Green, sustainable vehicles and systems
   Initial thrust related to hydrogen and fuel cells
      Facilities to support fuel cell system development & testing
      Work with manufacturers
TTU CNG Pickup
Fuel Cell Explorer — FutureTruck 2002
First Drive on Fuel Cell Power — 2002
       Emissions testing at
Ford’s Allen Park Test Lab




  Hydrogen Fueled Engine
Refueling at Ford’s Romeo Proving Ground
Trailer Tow Event at Romeo — 2004
Fuel Economy Run at GM’s MPG — 2007
Current Automotive Program
Expanded Automotive Program
New Manufacturing Program
Contacts

Lubbock Independent School District
  Bill Landis (806) 766–1039 blandis@lubbockisd.org
South Plains College
  Gary Ham (806) 716–2296 gham@southplainscollege.edu
  Rob Blair (806) 716-2236 rblair@southplainscollege.edu
Texas Tech University
  Timothy Maxwell (806) 742–3563 timothy.maxwell@ttu.edu
Lubbock Economic Development Alliance
  Terri Patterson (806) 723–8225 terri.patterson@lubbockeda.org