Mr. McDaniel has over twenty-four years of experience in the automotive repair field. He is ASE certified in the areas of Maintenance and Light Repair, Brakes, Electrical/Electronics, Steering and Suspension, Heating/Air Conditioning/Ventilation, and Engine Performance. He is also a certified service manager with General Motors, Ford, Honda, Toyota, and Chrysler, Dodge Jeep.
What is the goal of the program: The precision machine program teaches students to utilize precision measuring instruments, create parts on machine tools, and work with CAD/CAM programs.
Requirements to enroll: Any 10th through 12th grade student in the Lamar County School System is eligible to enroll as well as home-school students who meet the qualifications at their feeder school.
Cost of program to students: Classroom donation: $40.00 Health insurance required.
Certificates/Credentials offered: Upon earning three credits in Automotive Technologies, a student will earn a certificate. In addition, college credit may be granted to completers who apply for it. Completers may go directly to work in the field of automotive service or further their education at the collegiate level. Students may be eligible to receive an ASE (Automotive Service Technician) certification/credential which is nationally recognized. Areas of certification/credential are Electrical/Electronic specialist, Steering/Suspension Specialist, Brake System Specialist, and Engine Performance Specialist, and Maintenance/Light Repair.
Employment Potential: This program prepares students for a range of careers in the automotive field. Many technicians specialize in areas such as engine repair, engine performance, brakes, suspension/steering, and electrical/electronic specialists Starting salaries average in the range of $15.00-$30.00 per hour and most careers in this field are in high demand