My recommendation is to start students with Electric I and follow with Electric II and III. This builds a solid foundation of the knowledge of electricity. Since today's and tomorrow's cars are using electricity to control almost everything, this understanding is almost mandatory. All levels of technicians will benefit from all the classes.
This electrical foundation allows students to get the maximum from the engine control system classes. Starting with the class on engine control systems I and followed by Engine Control Systems II, III, IV, V and VI students are guided through the progression and evelopment of pre-computer through on board Diagnostics II Computer Control Systems. Students following this format will be the experts of tomorrow.
The five day or ten night classes will achieve the best results. Very few students can completely understand without doing it. In these classes students get classroom explanation, hands-on experience and discussion of results allowing the student a total understanding. We offer telephone and in-shop support to help iron out the bugs as they occur.
The short versions, while informative and helpful, do not generally accomplish or cover as much. But TecHelp can target in a one day or one night session, any specific area, in which a student my have trouble. We can also break down any five day or ten night classes into special groupings or develop a class for any areas of training that may be desired.
TecHelp is trying to provide a realistic training program to develop skilled technicians that can accurately repair cars. Currently we feel that most available long-term training leaves the student short of the desired goal. We do acknowledge that there are many very good short term classes. However, we feel these types of classes are only beneficial to very experienced and previously trained technicians.
TecHelp has been doing training since 1972 and provides short term training, smog training and long term training. Ask Doug about short and long term classes.
Smog classes available to qualify for the state smog test and/or repair test:
• 68 hour Level 1 Course
• 40 hour Level 2 Course
• 16 hour 2013 Update Training Course
• 80-90 hour Bar Specified Diagnostic and Repair Training Course (alternative).
(This course takes the place of the A-6 Electrical, A-8 Engine Performance and L-1 Advanced Engine Performance alternative courses)
(National ASE Certifications A-6, A-8 and L-1 are also accepted by the State)
Starting August 1, 2012, the Bureau of Automotive Repair has changed the technician license structure. Individuals will be able to get Test and Repair licenses, but they will have 2 new options, Test Only Technician and Repair Only Technician. Qualifying classes to take the state test vary with the new licenses depending on experience, etc. Call Doug for details.
Doug is the owner of TecHelp. He got his first full time job at a gas station in the summer of 1962. It was that same year he became an Eagle Scout. Since that time he has devoted his time to school and repair trades. He has worked in, worked on, managed and owned repair shops. He was N.I.A.S.E. Certified Master Technician in 1975 and is A.S.E. re-certified. He also holds the L-1 Certification. He was first certified as a Smog Technician in 1972 and holds both inspector and repair licenses. He is also a currently Certified Smog Instructor.
Doug has over 30,000 hours of automotive training both as a student and as a teacher. He started teaching in 1972 and has a depth of knowledge few have achieved. He has a passion for the industry and it shows when he teaches.