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97xjcrawler
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Anyone have a degree? Reply with quote

Hey all just wondering if anyone on here has a degree in the automotive or offroad field as I am considering changing my major. I want to go into Automotive Technology, but am trying to find some adive on where to go for a good 2-year program. Thanks!!!
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Brad The Best
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 year program ???? i guess the us must be different , ours is 4 years , 5 modules . pre-app , 1st year , 2nd , 3rd , 4th . then your test of doom

im a heavy duty mechanic , we don't use words like major or degree . your a mechanic there is nothing else .
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97xjcrawler
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, there actually are community colleges and universities in the U.S. that offer associate or bachelors degrees in Automotive Tech or Engineering. I am talking about the basic two year program to become an auto technician in a dealership or something of that nature...not heavy machinery. There are also 4 year schools as well. Then the ASE tests.
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swamp boy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to Shade tree tech. rofl


My dad taught me to work on cars and I experimented on my own for a while..

OF now I just work on Jeeps and old military vehicles..

Here are a few of the vehicles I am working on now..
1967 Duece and a Vietnam Era M151 (By the way this is one of the very few that was actually brought back from Vietnam )
(And my 08 KLR in the foreground)


A 1942 WC53




And if you look carefully on that rotiserie in the background you can see another M151 tub .

We also have a 1986 Hummer thats being dropped off this week we are going to convert it to 12 volt and install AC and new wipers.

Get out there and learn and get a job you enjoy. It doesnt always pay a huge amount of money but if you enjoy it , then its worth it...
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viper24242
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know my friend went to a community college that had a 2 year automotive program when he decided a 4 year school wasn't for him. I think he had to do 2 year program and I think he gets a certificate or something, not really a degree. Then I think he has the option to take the ASE tests but as he pointed out you can't get a good dealership job without being ASE certified. It really is a leg up too.

Where do you go now? Are you thinking about switching schools? I'm not sure if many 4 year institutions have an automotive program, I go to James Madison University and as far as I know it doesn't have an automotive program. Although I feel more at home hanging out with the old maintinence machinists guys than I do with most college students.

On a side note, Swamp.... Awesome! Thats all I can say about that 151.
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ehirner
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a degree but not in the area you're looking for.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a degree in BS..........but I suppose that is also not what you are looking for.
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swamp boy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ill take a picture of the vietnamese inspection sticker monday and post it up...


It is quite a cool little piece of history ...
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