Washington-based Walla Walla Community College is celebrating 50 years, but its Automotive Repair Technology program keeps changing with the times. Here’s a look at the program’s transition to teach new technology.
From the Abra Bennett’s article from the Union-Bulletin:
There was a time, not so very long ago, when people could do a lot of the work on their own cars. Today, however, the average car is run by dozens of computers that control almost every function.
“The technology in this business changes pretty much daily,” explained Jim Haun, an instructor in the Community College program. “At this very minute, there’s an engineer in Detroit who’s dreaming up some new system that our students will have to work on.”
“When I came here in 2000, we were teaching students how to work on carburetors,” he added. “Now cars are all fuel injection.”