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.
TOOLS: Each student entering the Automotive Technology program is required to have a tool chest and a selection of basic tools. You may purchase the tools on your own or wait until you arrive in the fall. We will be having a Tool Day at the beginning of the semester (TBD), and you will be able to order one of the special packages (at a substantial discount) being offered to students from various vendors.
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 $3300.33, 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 $1800 – $2300, depending on options. (Sales Rep. Jason Proulx, 207-942-7357). [email protected] Web site: https://www.horizonsolutions.com
MAC Tools: This company gives the students a good discount. You can sign up for the Student Tech Program (STP) online by email at [email protected]. The required set last year sold for $1600 – $2500, depending on options. Web site: www.mactools.com
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 [email protected]. You may also order the tools online at www.matcotools.com. 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.
|Spark plug boot||9″||Extensions||1 1/2″ ; 3″ ; 6″ ; 11″|
|Needle nose||7″||Universal joint|
|Channel Lock||10″||Spark plug sockets||13/16″ ; 5/8″|
|Electrical service – 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 – AWG||9″||Socket sets||8-21mm, 6 point metric deep; 1/4-7/8″, 6 point SAE deep|
|Straight jaw vise grip||7″||Hex head drivers (Allen)||1/8-3/8″ SAE|
|Diagonal cutting||7″||Torx driver set||T20, 25, 27, 30, 40, 45,|
|Extensions||2″ and 4″||Socket set||3/16 – 1/2″, SAE|
6 – 13 mm, metric deep
|Magnetic parts tray||6″ minimum|
|Feeler gauge set||Steel||Inspection mirror||Telescopic handle|
|Hammer ball peen||16oz.||Gapping tool||Spark plug|
|Hammer plastic||16oz.||Screwdriver set||Flat and phillips|
|Combination wrench sets|
|Test light||12 volt (not self powered)||Tire air chuck||W/fitting type C or T|
|Tire pressure gauge||Air blow gun||W/fitting type C or T|
|Magnetic pickup tool||Telescopic handle||Punch and chisel set||10-12 pieces|
|Bronze punch set||2-3 pieces||Spark tester||For sec. ignition|
|Striker||For torches||Valve core tool||For tire valve stems|
|Small flashlight||1/2″ drive deep impact socket||19mm and 21mm, 22mm|
|Drill bits||With 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 measure||1/2″ 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: [email protected] | Phone: 603-342-3085