In Automotive Technology, students learn the functions and operational systems of vehicles as well as how to diagnose and repair them. Instruction includes accepted diagnostic and repair procedures using modern equipment updated to industry standards. Care and maintenance of tools, equipment, and vehicles are stressed throughout the program. In addition to the automotive training, most students will have the opportunity to gain OSHA certification and receive forklift training for those that qualify.
I've been married 27 years and have one son. I have 30 plus years as an Automotive Technician at the dealership level. For 12 years, I held Master Technician status for a Nissan dealership in the Columbia area. For 18 years, I served in the same capacity for a Toyota dealership here in the Columbia area. I'm certified as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Automobile Technician. This is my 13th year as an automotive instructor at the Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School. Since coming to WLGOS, I have become a member of the National Safety Council as a certified forklift trainer. I'm also an OSHA 30 trainer for General Industries. My hobbies include: attending classic car shows, local car meets, and basically any outdoor activities. I love teaching the students here at WLGOS because of their diverse backgrounds from across the state. The Vocational Program at WLG allows students to explore different areas of automotive repair.