WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne Township Public Schools and Passaic County Community College (PCCC) announced a new partnership for automotive education. Initiated in Fall 2019, this partnership enables Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley students to earn over thirty college credits from courses offered toward an associate’s degree in automotive technology from PCCC.
Courses offered for credit include: Introduction to Automotive Fundamentals, Steering, Suspension & Brakes, Engine Performance, Electrical, Heating & Air Conditioning, and Automatic & Manual Transmissions.
Automotive Technology Teachers, Steve Hopper and Ken Bergen wrote: “This is a great opportunity for both our students and their parents/guardians. The students will have a tremendous head start towards their associate’s degree at a huge cost savings. Our students historically have done well transitioning from our program to either post-secondary training, or directly to careers, but this opportunity is incredible. Many of our Advisory Board members are very excited about this partnership, and the opportunity to employ graduates of the program. Many thanks to all involved for making this a reality.”
According to Dr.Steven Rose, president of PCCC, “This exciting partnership represents a creative response to the high job demand for technicians who are well trained in traditional trades.”
Dr. Jacqueline Kineavy, Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at PCCC, notes “As an educational institution that maintains close ties to the community, PCCC strives to keep curriculum current with the demands of the employment market, so both students and businesses benefit from the high-quality education provided by the College.”