SFCC: Automotive Technologies Center Open House June 21


Santa Fe Community College Auto Technologies Center. Courtesy/SFCC

SFCC News:

SANTA FE — Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) announces an Open House of the Gold LEED certified Automotive Technologies Center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.

Visitors will have the opportunity to hear presentations about industry career opportunities at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. by Subaru regional representative Mitchell Mays, as well as Honda/Suburu of Santa Fe Director of Operations Ted Nime and General Manager Jason Bass. 

Members of SFCC’s Financial Aid office will answer questions 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. about the Opportunity Scholarship and other financial aid.

“There’s a huge demand for certified automotive technicians,” said Director Julia Furry of SFCC’s Automotive Technologies Program. “Our speakers will also be glad to answer questions about other career opportunities in the auto industry such as accounting, sales and marketing.”

Highlights of Mays’ career and education:

  • B.S Business Management degree from Bryant University Providence, Rhode Island;
  • Owned and operated a Service Station and Repair Facility;
  • 10 Years Subaru Retail in Vermont, all at one dealer, held numerous positions: Sales, Sales Manager, General Manager, Service Advisor, Service Manager;
  • 28 Years with Subaru of America, positions held: District Service Manager, Regional Service Operations Manager, District Sales Manager, Regional Parts and Service Manager, Zone Marketing; and
  • Manager, Retailer Development Manager and Subaru University Regional Manager.

Find out more and register at https://www.sfcc.edu/atc-open-house/. 

SFCC’s ATC supports students with the latest in computerized diagnostic equipment and electric vehicle maintenance capabilities.

The 17,500 square-foot building is equipped with classrooms and spaces that emulate the automotive customer service experience of an auto dealership and educational spaces, which include a large shop space with lifts, three specialized labs: chassis/suspension, electric and EV/hybrid engine/power train, a computer/trainer classroom, offices and support spaces.

The Automotive Technologies Program is designed to provide students with entry-level employment as automotive technicians.

When students complete the program, they will earn an A.A.S. in Automotive Technologies along with earning certificates in seven competency areas:

  • Automotive Engine Repair;
  • Auto Maintenance;
  • Light Truck Repair;
  • Automatic Transmission Transaxle;
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning;
  • Brakes, Manual Transmission and Drive Train; and
  • Steering and Suspension.

The program provides students with the background and knowledge to earn Automotive Service Excellence certifications.

For information about the program, contact Director of Auto Technologies Program Furry via email at Julia.furry@sfcc.edu or call 505.428.1177. 


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