It’s a good time to be an automotive student! Our 85,000 square-foot automotive facility features state-of-the-industry paint rooms, computer labs, classrooms, glassed-in shop areas and a showroom for vehicles that have been repaired or restored. And when you sign up for CPTC's Automotive Technician program, you're joining one of the top programs in the country: we won first place in the Tomorrow’s Technician 2012 Automotive School of the Year contest.
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Meet the Instructors
Wayne graduated from CPTC in 1977 and has worked as a professional automotive technician for 38 years. He’s worked as an automotive instructor since 1989 and was the CPTC Instructor of the Year in 1998, the Pierce County WAVA Vocational Educator of the Year 1999, and the CPTC ASG Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year for 2001-2002. He won the Puget Sound Energy Distinguished Faculty Award 1999 and the 2013 NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dave has degrees from Denver Automotive and Diesel College, Renton Technical College and Clover Park Technical College. He's been a professional automotive technician for 15 years and is an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician. He's been teaching at CPTC since 2003.
Degrees & Certificates
Within our Automotive Technician program we offer a full degree (AAT or AAS-T) and a number of specialty certificates.
- Automotive Drive Train Technician Certificate
- Automotive Electrical and Air-Conditioning/Heating Certificate
- Automotive Engine Repair & Engine Performance Technician Certificate
- Automotive Front End & Brakes Certificate
- Ford Motor Company Maintenance & Light Repair Certificate
- Hybrid Alternative Fuel Maintenance Certificate