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Automotive Technology

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ASE LOGOThe goal of the ASE-accredited Automotive Technology Program is to prepare students for employment in the automotive services industry. Graduates are employed in sales, parts, and technician positions. 

This program combines the study of college-level general education courses and extensive course work in automotive theory and lab classes designed to prepare graduates for entry level careers as technicians, service advisors, parts specialists, and managers.

Earn a certificate and get to work within a year. Continue your passion in our Associate degree coursework and tackle more complex diagnostics and repairs. Ready for management? Earn a Bachelor's degree from Missouri Baptist University at Jefferson College! Check out the complete pathway and hit the road toward an exciting career in automotive technology!

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Program News

July 10, 2024

Matthew Barrosso

Matthew Barrosso (pictured) and Luke Tendeck received black tool boxes for having the highest grades in the Automotive Brakes class and Automotive Steering and Suspension class this past academic year. Matthew was a senior in the high school ATS program, and Luke is in the college classes. The tool boxes were made possible through the AutoZone Rewards program, which is a commitment between Jefferson College and AutoZone.

October 27, 2023

The Jefferson College Automotive Program hosted its first Automotive Student/Technician Career Fair on October 27, 2023, in the Automotive Technology Shop in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) building. Some of the employers included: Broadway Ford Truck Sales, Dobbs Tire and Auto, Ford/Lincoln, Lou Fusz Automotive Network, Sunset Ford, Twin City Toyota, and VIP Auto Accessories.

November 12, 2022

Jefferson College Automotive Technology Program hosted our 2nd Annual Oil Change for Veteran's event. Students from both the high school and the college side of instruction worked with several campus departments and outside vendors to provide free oil changes to community veterans on November 12, 2022. Paul Meyer, an instructor at Jefferson College, said, "It was nice to see the students and the veterans connect that day." Automotive Technology students performed over 43 free oil changes on our campus. High School senior, Blane Woosley said, "I liked working as a team to give back to the veterans who served our country." 

April 1, 2022

Recently the Jefferson College Automotive Technology Program underwent an extensive review of the program this spring by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a national accrediting body, to determine whether the program was up to national standards. As a result of the review, the Automotive Technology Program has received a full five year reaccreditation. Professor Gerard Uhls states "Our Automotive Technology Program reaccreditation proves we teach at a very high level, which is important to Jefferson County employers and students looking for a college that teaches at a national level."

Accepting the plaque are from left to right, Assistant Professor Bradley Berrey, Professor Gerard Uhls and Associate Dean of Math, Physics and Technology Maryanne Angliongto. 

                                                                      ASE reaccreditation

Katherine Henley Breaking Traditions

April 1, 2022

Automotive Technology 1st year student Katherine "Gus" Henley was recently announced as the 2022 Regional Post Secondary Female winner in the Missouri Breaking Traditions Awards.

Breaking Traditions awards, sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), provides an opportunity for students, career-technical programs, educators and schools to receive recognition and statewide acknowledgement for their achievements related to non-traditional careers. The awards recognize students in non-traditional career/technical education occupations in which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25 percent  of those employed in that field.

Jefferson College is proud to have Katherine win this award which will help open the door to scholarships and other opportunities. Great job Katherine "Gus" Henley! 

April - 2022

Toyota Corporation recently sent representatives and dealership service managers from Twin City Toyota and Weiss Toyota to Jefferson College to discuss educational opportunities within Toyota for students in the college's ASE accredited Automotive Technology program. Students would take Toyota training online in addition to the coursework offered at Jefferson College. After taking the course bundle from Toyota, the student would be better prepared to enter a Toyota dealership. Toyota brought their latest Supra and Tundra models for the students to experience. Thank you Toyota for supporting Jefferson College.

Toyota visits Jefferson College

November 13, 2021

On November 13th over 25 Jefferson College Automotive Technology students changed oil for veterans at no cost to the veterans. The students donated their time to either greet veterans, change oil, look up parts, be a bay boss, dispatcher, or a shop manager. Jefferson College students performed over 40 oil changes in a timely manner to area veterans. Corporate sponsors included AutoZone, NAPA, Dobbs Auto Centers, and Dominoes Pizza and helped make this event a success. Jefferson College staff were on hand to answer veteran questions on college opportunities for veterans and to help with enrollment. The Nursing department was on hand doing blood pressure checks for all the veterans. Bradley Berrey, current active military member and second year Assistant Professor in the program said " This was an
incredible event that we hope to expand upon next year." Gerard Uhls, Professor Automotive Technology, said "The students and the sponsors made this event a huge success which we hope to continue in the future."

September 22, 2020

Shelbie Mobley of Jefferson College was the recent winner of a $1,000.00 automotive scholarship from MWACA (Midwest Auto Care Alliance). MWACA is composed of professional automotive service owners and technicians across the midwest region that promote quality work and professional standards. Shelbie is in the second year of our two year accredited Automotive Technology program. Congratulations Shelbie!

Shelbie Mobley Scholarship Winner

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