Automotive Technology

Our Automotive Technology program prepares students for employment in many areas of the automotive field including dealerships, independent garages, fleet shops, service stations and specialty shops, which cover areas such as tune-ups and brakes...

Collision &

Collision and Refinishing

Successful completion of the two-year Automotive Collision and Refinishing Technician program enables graduates to enter the field with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the rapidly growing automotive collision and refinishing industry...

Toyota Technician Training
& Education


Our Toyota Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) program prepares students for employment in many areas of the automotive field with the focus on Toyota dealerships. The two-year program will cover all areas of automotive service and repair and enable...

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Faculty/Staff Phone Office Email
Christensen, Eric; Faculty (509) 533-7109 018-0155 Eric.Christensen@scc.spokane.edu
Coffey, Jeff; Faculty (509) 533-7094 018-0137D Jeff.Coffey@scc.spokane.edu
Connors, Thomas; Faculty (509) 533-7097 018-0114C Thomas.Connors@scc.spokane.edu
Lowe, Brent; Faculty (509) 533-7111 018-0151 Brent.Lowe@scc.spokane.edu
Meyerson, Kathy; Office Assistant III (509) 533-7100 18-121 Kathy.Meyerson@scc.spokane.edu
Neill, Gary; Adjunct Faculty (509) 533-7100 018- Gary.Neill@scc.spokane.edu
Overfield, Paul; Faculty (509) 533-7077 018-0106 Paul.Overfield@scc.spokane.edu
Ricco, Bryan; Faculty (509) 533-7101 018-0136 Bryan.Ricco@scc.spokane.edu
Rogers, Jeff; Faculty (509) 533-7167 018-0101 Jeff.Rogers@scc.spokane.edu
Rogers, Stacey; Faculty (509) 533-7103 018-0141D Stacey.Rogers@scc.spokane.edu
Rustemeyer, Bill; Faculty (509) 533-7102 018-0150 Bill.Rustemeyer@scc.spokane.edu
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Automotive Technology Hybrid Class

Instructor: Tom Connors

Spokane Community College is starting a Hybrid class in the automotive program. This is a 16-credit course. It will start winter quarter 2008 and can be taken after the completion of an A.A.S. degree or equivalent.

Students will receive intensive hands on training on both Generation 1 and Generation 2 Toyota Prius hybrids. Topics will also include Ford, Honda, and GM Hybrids plus electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cells.

Special thanks to Spalding Auto Parts for donating hybrid parts that make this program possible.

Photos from SCC's 2006
Spring Fling Auto Show


High Performance Classes from
SCC's Automotive Department

Spokane Community College has started a high performance class in the automotive program. This is a 16-credit course. It will be offered during summer quarter and can be taken after the completion of an A.A.S. degree or equivalent. You can also take this class with the completion of basic drivability, electrical, and engines classes with the approval of the department chair.

Topics Included:

  • High performance engines, parts, and accessories
    • Cylinder head design flow
    • Camshaft selection for specific engine use
    • Matching parts from carb to pan for the right combination
  • Chassis dyno operation using industry standard Mustang dyno with wide-band O2 sensor
  • Dyno tuning - carburetor systems and fuel injection systems
    • Carburetor operation and tuning, jets to air bleeds
    • Engine management systems and tuning for fuel injection systems
  • Nitrous oxide system operation, installation, and tuning
    • Installation with respect to the safety features that should be used
  • Supercharger system operation and dyno tuning
    • Proper sizing for the purpose
  • Turbocharger system operation and dyno tuning
    • Proper turbo sizing for the purpose
  • Fuels and fuel systems for high performance engines
    • Proper fuel systems for engine compression
  • Ignition system operations
    • Aftermarket ignition systems including rev limiters, window switches, and other safety devices
    ...and much, much more!

Special thanks to the class sponsors:

Shelley Performance & Dyno Center, Spokane Valley WA

Motion Auto Supply

For more information, please contact guidance counselor Ric Villalobos at (509) 533-7356.