October 18, 2013
Joan Galvan, Public Information Officer
SBCC To Host Fall Auto Teacher Conference
More than 150 community college and high school automotive teachers throughout the state will attend the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) fall conference at Santa Barbara City College on Saturday, October 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will feature morning and afternoon workshops at classrooms throughout campus and a vendors’ fair and auto display in the SBCC Automotive Technology Quadrangle (behind the Administration Building) on East Campus. Approximately 20 cars, all owned and/or restored by automotive technology faculty or students, will be on display in the Auto Quad for the enjoyment of the attendees.
“SBCC is pleased to host the CAT conference for the third time,” said Bob Stockero, associate professor of automotive services at SBCC, and co-conference coordinator. “These meetings are an excellent opportunity for automotive technology faculty from throughout California to update their knowledge about our discipline and to network with their colleagues.”
Workshop topics include such subjects as hybrid car battery diagnosis, smartphone applications relevant to the classroom, engaging female students in classroom curriculum, and integrating online learning.
SBCC’s Automotive Service and Technology Program offers graduates both the Associate in Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement. It also offers updated auto skills, retraining and entry-level job courses. Currently more than 200 students are enrolled in the program.
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