EL DORADO – Mark Jaye of Butler Community College accepts a donation of a 2004 Ford F-150 presented by Rusty Eck Ford Quick Lane Service Manager, Lance Utz. The truck will serve as a hands-on project to students of the Automotive Technology and Collision Repair programs at Butler Community College.
“Butler’s Automotive Technology program gives you the comprehensive training necessary to prepare you for ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification as an Automotive Technician.” Butler said via their website about the program. “Working with cutting-edge technology in our fully equipped Advanced Technology Center, you will get hands-on exposure to every aspect of a car’s mechanical, electrical and fuel systems. You’ll learn how to diagnose performance issues and address them with the proper repair procedures.”
According to the college, you can get valuable real world experience as part of the program.
“You’ll also get the opportunity to get up to your elbows in the real world with our internship programs. You can even take a paid position at a real shop in our Cooperative Education classes. Of course, our instructors bring every foot-pound of their extensive experience to bear on your everyday training in our labs and classrooms. So by the time you graduate, the real world will seem as familiar as a box wrench.”