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Instructor Bio:
Michael Sather


  • 10 Years in Automotive Diagnostics and Repair specializing in Computer Management Systems.

  • 5 Years Experience with Heavy Duty Diesel Tractor Trailers, Power Generation and Construction Equipment Repair.

  • Retired from the United States Air Force. Worked on Fighter Jet Aircraft specializing in computer and Electrical Systems.

  • Taught Automotive Engine Management Systems, Chassis, and Transmissions at Wyoming Technical Institute.


  • Master of Business Administration, State University of New York

  • Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Associates of Science in Aircraft Systems Maintenance, Community College of the Air Force

  • Diesel Technology Graduate, Wyoming Technical Institute

Automotive Technology

Auto technology is a program designed to prepare students with skills that include servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles. Automotive technology includes instruction in the diagnosis of malfunctions in and repair of engines; engine performance, controls, brake systems, drive trains and suspension systems. Instruction is also given in the adjustment, maintenance, replacement, repair of individual components and systems. This course includes training in applied communications, employ-ability skills which include leadership, human relations, safety and efficient work practices.

Upon completion of Level III and passing the NATEF certification exam, students may earn their ASE certification.


  • Students are required to have & supply their own pair of dark blue coveralls to wear in the shop.

  • Students must have and supply their own (shop appropriate) leather shoes or boots to wear in the shop.

  • The students are responsible for the tools and tool boxes that are assigned to them. They are liable for missing tools.

  • The students are required to supply their own flashlight.

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