About the Program

      • Program Experience

        • Diagnose, repair, and maintain a wide range of vehicles alongside ASE Master Technicians in a full-service ASE accredited professional training facility
        • Use modern diagnostic and repair equipment to troubleshoot complex automotive systems
        •  In-Depth study and practice on the eight major areas of automotive technology

        Career Focus

        Prepared for immediate employment, apprenticeship completion, advanced certifications, and further education


        • College Credit
        • Apprenticeships
        • Certifications


      • Meet the Program Instructor(s)


        John Arnold
        Phone: (509) 573-5541
        Email: arnold.john@ysd7.org
        Program: Automotive Technology
        Department: Skilled Trades
        John is a full-time vocationally certified teacher that has been with the skill center since 1995, and is also a product of our own Yakima career and technical education system. He graduated from Wyoming Technical Institute and worked for Volkswagen and Chevrolet dealerships. He is NATEF/ASE certified in five categories.
        George Mason
        Phone: (509) 573-5542
        Email: Mason.Jonathan@ysd7.org
        Program: Automotive Technology
        Department: Skilled Trades
        A former YV -TECH graduate, George Mason earned his AAS Degree in automotive technology and Service Management from Wyoming Technical Institute. George has worked as a line technician at various local dealerships, and in independent repair facilities and continues to consult for local shops. His certifications include: ASE MASTER CERTIFIED, ASE Ll advanced engine performance specialist certified, Licensed A/C Service Technician from ASE/Macs and Washington State Certified CTE Instructor.