Patrick Richert Car Care Essentials Classroom Experience
"Car Care Essentials was not just fun and educational, but it was an opportunity to find many possible careers I would enjoy. Not many students get to say they have a shop at their school with welders, four lifts, and the top of the line tools and equipment. In this class I learned how to fix everyday problems that car owners run into. It helped me save plenty of money by doing it myself rather than getting overcharged at a shop. We also went well in depth with the cooling system, oil and lubrication, brakes and even buying and selling used cars. This class is a must take if you have any interest in automobiles"
Cole VanCura Small Engines Classroom Experience
"I loved this class. My dads side of the family has always worked in the automotive field and i wanted to follow in their footsteps. My favorite part of the class was being able to work hands on with several different engines instead of just learning from a PowerPoint."
Jonathan Suominen Car Care Essentials Classroom Experience
At the beginning if Car Care Essentials, I didn't really want to take the class. I was in my senior year, second semester and I just wanted to take a study hall. Because I couldn't leave the class, I said "whatever" I'll just stay. When I got to the end of the semester I realized how useful the class was. I can now save a lot of money by change my own oil, brake jobs, and even save my self on the side of the road. I wish I could have taken more classes with Mr. Engelhardt.
Mark Huebner Small Engines Classroom Experience
"I've always wanted to know how to fix and simply how an engine worked. So i decided to sign up for small engines. This class helped me so much and I cant wait to take Advanced Small Engines! I feel like i can rebuild and fix any engine now!"
Alex Prieto Internship Experience
Mr. E, I would just like to say it was an amazing oppurtunity and I feel really greatful that you picked me as one of the five to go and work at the dealership. I was sent to Mitsubishi for both weeks. I loved it there! I know our "specialty" was to work on oil changes, brake jobs, and topping off liquids. While I was there, I worked on that stuff and I helped work on struts, pulled a transmission out of a jeep liberty, put a new transmission in the same car, how to fix a broken motor for the back window in the same car, took out/put in a old/new dashboard in a 2002 eclipse; spyder, we also balanced some tires over there, and I was lucky enough to bring in my cousin's 2004 2wd Chevy Trailblazer. On my cousin's car I changed the camshaft position sensor, (which took 2 minutes) He had a problem with the air inside the car, he would turn on the heat and nothing came out. At first I thought it might be the blower motor. So I took that out and tested it with a 9 volt battery and two wires, (old trick I learned over there) worked fine. Then, I tested the power from the connector going to the resistor. Power going to was good, but power comming out of the resistor was bad. So I replaced both the connector and resistor. All in all, it was an awesome and amazing experience and I hope they hire/bring me back in the spring/summer time. Thanks for picking me as one of the five for the internship. Many Thanks, Alex Prieto