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Transportation Technology

Chair: Brent Reese
Phone: (435) 893-2215

Department's Webpage: www.snow.edu/trans 

As one of the premier automotive and diesel and heavy duty technician training schools in Utah, Snow College offers its courses based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification areas.  Including:

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems 
  • Suspension and Steering 
  • Brakes 
  • Transmissions and Drive Trains 
  • Manual Transmissions/Transaxles & Drive Trains
  • Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles
  • Heating and Air Conditioning 
  • Engine Repair 
  • Preventative Maintenance  
  • Hydraulics
  • Fuel Systems 
  • Emissions Systems 
  • Engine Performance

Students may obtain any number of Certificates of Proficiency and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in either Automotive Technology or Diesel Technology.

Disciplines within Department: 

Automotive Technology

Contact: Brent Reese
Phone: (435) 893-2215
Email: brent.reese@snow.edu 

Webpage: www.snow.edu/auto 

As one of the premier ASE Education Foundation, Snow College offers its’ courses based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification areas.  Including:

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems 
  • Suspension and Steering 
  • Brakes 
  • Manual Transmissions/Transaxles & Drive Trains 
  • Heating and Air Conditioning 
  • Engine Repair 
  • Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 
  • Engine Performance

Students have two options. (1) They may obtain Certificates of Proficiency or, (2) an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology.

The program is designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of repairing and maintaining automobiles. Students who complete the program can expect a career in a variety of automotive fields including becoming a technician, service manager, shop foreman, service consultant, a parts technician with the option of working in a dealership, an independent repair shop, or your own business.  

Automotive Technology Program Outcomes

Students who complete an AAS degree or certificates or specific courses in any or all of the eight ASE areas in Automotive Technology at Snow College will be expected to demonstrate that they,

  • Students will complete lab tasks outlined by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEED). They will complete 100% of priority one, 80% of priority two, and 60% of priority three tasks.
  • Students will learn the operation, function, diagnosis, and repair of internal combustion engines and their related fuel, ignition, and emissions systems.
  • Students will learn electrical theory including, the operation and function of electrical circuits, electrical components, and the diagnosis and repair of these circuits.
  • Students will learn the operation, function, diagnosis, and repair of components used in the drivetrain of automobiles, i.e.: transmissions, transaxles, transfer cases, differentials, etc.
  • Students will learn the operation, function, diagnosis, and repair of components used in the suspension and braking systems of automobiles.
  • Students will learn the operation, function, diagnosis, and repair of components used in the heating and air conditioning systems found in automobiles.
  • Upon graduation students will be prepared to take ASE certification tests to assist them in gaining quality employment in their desired field.

Programs within Discipline:

Diesel and Heavy Duty Mechanics Technology

Contact: Brent Reese
Phone: (435) 893-2215
Email: brent.reese@snow.edu

Webpage: www.snow.edu/diesel 

As one of the premier Diesel and Heavy Duty Technician Training Schools in Utah, Snow College offers its courses based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification areas.  Including:

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems 
  • Suspension and Steering 
  • Brakes 
  • Transmissions and Drive Trains 
  • Heating and Air Conditioning 
  • Engine Repair 
  • Preventative Maintenance  
  • Hydraulics
  • Fuel Systems 
  • Emissions Systems 

Students have two options. (1) They may obtain Certificates of Proficiency or, (2) an Associate of Applied Science degree in Diesel Technology.

Diesel technicians have a wide variety of opportunities to apply their trade.  With so many heavy duty machines powered by Diesel, the field for this expertise is vast.  After completing the Diesel and Heavy Duty Mechanics program, students can expect rewarding careers as Diesel technicians in light duty and heavy duty trucking, mining equipment, off highway equipment, excavating machinery, construction equipment, trains, ships, etc.  With the right training and credentials, you have countless opportunities ahead of you for a worthwhile job.

Diesel Heavy-Duty Mechanics Technology Program Outcomes

Students who complete an AAS degree or certificates in Diesel & Heavy-Duty Mechanics Technology will be expected to demonstrate that they

  • Students will complete lab tasks outlined by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEED). They will complete 100% of priority one, 80% of priority two, and 60% of priority three tasks. 
  • Students will learn the operation, function, diagnosis, and repair of internal combustion engines and their related fuel, and emissions systems.
  • Students will learn electrical theory including, the operation and function of electrical circuits, electrical components, and the diagnosis and repair of these circuits.
  • Students will learn the operation, function, diagnosis, and repair of components used in the drivetrain of trucks and heavy-duty equipment, i.e. transmissions, transaxles, transfer cases, differentials, etc.
  • Students will learn the operation, function, diagnosis, and repair of components used in the suspension and braking systems of trucks and heavy-duty equipment.
  • Students will learn the operation, function, diagnosis, and repair of components used in the heating and air conditioning systems found in trucks and heavy-duty equipment.
  • Upon graduation students will be prepared to take ASE certification tests to assist them in gaining quality employment in their desired field.

Programs within Discipline: 

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Instructor: Brent Reese
Phone:(435) 893-2215
Email: brent.reese@snow.edu

Webpage: www.snow.edu/cdl 

Enroll in the joint CDL Program with Snow College and Southwest Technical College. The Professional Truck Driving Program will prepare you to receive your CDL. Program work includes on-the-road training, classroom instruction, self-study, and skills range practice. With the CDL in hand, you will be ready to enter the exciting and high demand truck driving industry.

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