The Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Program has been created by Stranahan's administrators and teachers in conjunction with a notable NATEF Automotive Advisory Board, made up of professional auto technicians, service managers, business community, and university leaders.
The program is more than the standard high school classroom and laboratory coursework. Much more! Stranahan Automotive Program students benefit from the experience gained in the school's unequaled, state-of-the-art automotive facilities. The Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Course Program has been specially tailored to prepare students for entry into the workforce or to further their education in a post-secondary automotive repair program. Classroom and laboratory programs, as well as internships have been designed to provide students with significant educational advantages that far surpass standard high school programs.
There are no admission requirements for the program! All students with an interest in the automotive repair field are welcome. The overall goal of the program is to foster interests in the auto repair and transportation industry.
The lead instructor, Mr. Jared Villalobos, is ASE certified as a Master Automobile Technician. He also has a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Finance and Entrepreneurship. His experiences include working as a technician in dealerships, being a service manager, Director of Claims, entrepreneur, owning several business in auto repair, used car lot, fleet services, and towing. He also served as a consultant for the FL Department of Education writing blueprints and assessments for the Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair end of course exams used throughout the state.
Click the following link to view a tour of the automotive lab: Virtual Tour