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2016-2017______________________________________________________________ EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE
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TRADES AND INDUSTRY DIVISION
Areas of Study
Automotive Technology
Associate of Applied Science
Advanced Technical Certificate
Intermediate Technical Certificate
Diesel Technology
Associate of Applied Science
Advanced Technical Certificate
Intermediate Technical Certificate
Energy Systems Technology
Intermediate Technical Certificate
Machine Tool Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Welding Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Advanced Technical Certificate
Intermediate Technical Certificate
Options
Welding students who desire less than the Technical Certificate
may develop a training outline with assistance from the
instructor.
Faculty
Kent Berggren, Division Manager
Darryl Brookover
Stacy Freeman
Don Martin
Lorin McArthur
Colby Park
David Parsons
Wilma Scott
Corey Shurtliff
Bill Swenson
The Trades and Industry Division is designed to meet the
demand for trained entry level technicians, machinists, and
welders as well as the Energy Systems Technology Program
(EST) which provides the“core” electronics curriculum that
makes up the first year of a two year Associate Degree in one
of three areas in the ESTEC program offered at Idaho State
University (ISU).
The programs provide training using the latest competency-
based curriculum and practical hands-on experience. Automotive
and Diesel students will spend approximately two hours per day
in the classroom and four and one-half hours per day performing
hands-on training in the labs.
Automotive and diesel technicians are needed to repair,
service, and overhaul a variety of automotive/light duty trucks,
construction, industrial, farm, and trucking industry machines.
Automotive and Diesel technicians use complex problem solving
skills to perform routine maintenance and diagnostic repairs. It
is recommended that applicants possess strong computer skills
prior to enrolling in the program . Technicians in training will
utilize their mechanical aptitudes as well as strong computer and
math skills. Successfully employed technicians may be required
to test drive vehicles, to confer with customers, to complete
repair orders, and to work in areas where they may be required
to bend, stoop, stretch, twist, lift, and/or reach as needed.
The qualified welder can find employment at several levels.
Welding is considered a tool or skill by many trades, such
as pipefitters, sheet metal ironworkers, boilermakers, bridge
builders, fabricating shops, and production lines. A qualified
welder uses many skills to join various types of materials using
different procedures, equipment, and processes. Strong computer
and math skills are a benefit to the qualified welder. Successfully
employed welders may be required to confer with customers,
to complete work orders, and to work in areas where they may
be required to bend, stoop, stretch, twist, lift, and/or reach as
needed.
Program Costs
In addition to the semester registration fees and mandatory
health insurance:
Automotive and Diesel students can expect to spend an
approximate total of $4,000 on books and tools per program and
approximately $55 per semester for coverall rental.
Welding students can expect to spend approximately $475 on
books, tools, and equipment for the Intermediate Technical
Certificate option or $800 for the Advanced Technical Certificate
and AAS options.
Graduates are required to sit for proficiency exams at the
conclusion of their program. Information regarding costs and
dates for the exams will be posted in the online catalog and
available from the program instructor(s).
Automotive and Diesel
The State of Idaho and Eastern Idaho Technical College have
adopted the eight Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) areas as
guidelines for our Automotive (Automobile & Light Truck A1 -
A9) and Diesel programs (Medium-Heavy Truck T1 – T8). All
instructors in the Automotive and Diesel programs are ASE
Master certified. Upon successful completion of the theory
portion of the courses, the student will complete the practical
experience for those courses. Troubleshooting and repair
experiences will be performed on mock-ups and live work
projects in the College lab as they are available.
Our students are trained to meet ASE certification standards.
Short-term classes are available in specialty areas for which
students may earn specialized Postsecondary Technical
Certificates. For times and dates, contact the Trades and Industry
Division at (208) 535-5373.
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