The following information is indicative of last year’s pricing and the cost for student packages should be similar this year.

Books: The Automotive Technology program requires Fundamentals of Automotive Technology from CDX Automotive. YOU MUST BUY THIS BOOK THROUGH THE BOOK STORE TO GET THE REQUIRED ONLINE ACCESS.

Footwear: Students are also required to wear appropriate leather footwear in the lab area. No sneakers, we highly recommend purchasing steel or composite toe shoes.

The tools sold from these companies are of good quality and in the past the prices have been competitive.

Snap-On: This company gives a good student discount. The college’s required tool set, with the KRSC46HPC top chest sold for approximately $3319.33, last year. If you are interested in this option, the Snap-On representative will take orders now or at the beginning of the semester. (Sales Rep. Joel Greene 802-355-8010)

Gearwrench: Horizon Solutions offers Gearwrench tools at a discount. The required set last year sold for $1200 – $2300, depending on options. (Sales Rep. Jason Proulx, 207-942-7357). Web site:

MAC Tools: This company gives the students a good discount. You can sign up for the Student Tech Program (STP) online by email at The required set last year sold for $1600 – $2500, depending on options. Web site:

Matco Tools: This company also gives a student discount. The College’s required tool set with MB2311BB Top Box sells for $2289.68. Catalogs are available by calling 1-800-331-2427 or email You may also order the tools online at Register under the votech student to get the best prices.

If you purchase a top chest and roll-a-way, please do not bring the roll-a-way to the College as space is limited.

Enclosed is a list of basic tools that you must have no later than October 5. This will enable each student to participate fully in lab/shop activities from the beginning of the program. You will need work boots and safety glasses/goggles no later than September 9th.

Where you purchase tools is your choice; however, you are advised that it is economically sound to buy quality brands from reliable dealers and request an educational discount. Try to stay away from the box store brands, as these are more for the do it yourselfer and not for professional technicians.

Rib joint10″Ratchet 
Spark plug boot9″Extensions1 1/2″ ; 3″ ; 6″ ; 11″
Needle nose7″Universal joint 
Combination7″Spark plug sockets13/16″ ; 5/8″
Electrical service9″Socket sets8-19mm, 6 point metric deep; 1/4-7/8″, 6 point sae deep
Straight jaw vise grip7″Hex head drivers1/8-3/8″ sae
Diagonal cutting7″Torx driver setT20, 25, 27, 30, 40, 45,
50, 55, and GM style 50
1/4″ DRIVE
Ratchet Universal joint 
Extensions2″ and 4″Socket set3/16 – 3/8″, sae
6 – 10 mm, metric
Safety goggles or glasses Magnetic parts tray6″ minimum
Feeler gauge setSteelInspection mirrorTelescopic handle
Feeler gauge setBrassWire brush 
Hammer ball peen16oz.Gapping toolSpark plug
Hammer plastic16oz.Screwdriver setFlat and phillips
Combination wrench sets

5/16-1″ sae

10-22mm metric

Gasket scraper 
Test light12 volt (not self powered)Tire air chuckW/fitting type C or T
Tire pressure gauge Air blow gunW/fitting type C or T
Magnetic pickup toolTelescopic handlePunch and chisel set10-12 pieces
Bronze punch set2-3 piecesSpark testerFor sec. ignition
StrikerFor torchesValve core toolFor tire valve stems
Small flashlight2-AA batteries1/2″ drive deep impact socket19mm and 21mm
13 drill bitsWith index 1/16-1/4″Tool box

Upper chest must be no smaller than approximate dimensions of: 26″ W x 12″ D x 17″ H 

We recommend: 42″ W x 18″ D x 20″ H

45″ W maximum toolbox allowed

12 foot tape measure1/2″ wide

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Troy or call the college and leave your name, telephone number, and good time that you may be reached. Troy will attempt to get back to you in a timely manner.

E-mail: | Phone: 603-342-3085