Today, WyoTech is About More than Just Cars
Posted Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010 by
When it was founded in 1966 as Wyoming Technical Institute, WyoTech had a singular mission: train students to become industry-ready auto mechanics. Today, while WyoTech still has a nationwide reputation as one of the leading schools for automotive technician training, the institution’s scope has broadened — as has its geographical reach.
With its flagship campus still in Laramie, Wyo., WyoTech now also has campuses in Blairsville, Pa.; Daytona Beach, Fla.; Fremont, Calif.; and Long Beach, Calif. In addition to Automotive Technology, the school offers career training programs in Motorcycle Technology, Diesel Technology, Collision/Refinishing Technology, Marine Specialist and construction trades, including Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Plumbing Technology and Electrician.
Specialty Concentrations Available
Modern transportation technology is so broad that many students prefer to narrow their studies to specific areas. To meet the market demand for technical specialists, WyoTech offers concentrations in many of its career training programs.
For example, at its Daytona Beach campus, WyoTech students enrolled in the Motorcycle Technology program can choose the Asian, European, Harley-Davidson or Off-Road Power concentrations in addition to their core classes. (The Asian, European and Harley-Davidson programs are also offered at WyoTech’s Fremont campus.)
At WyoTech’s Laramie and Blairsville campuses, Automotive Technology students can choose from a wide range of specialty courses, including:
- • Applied Service Management
- • Motorsports Chassis Fabrication
- • High Performance Powertrains
- • Street Rod and Custom Fabrication
- • Light-Duty Diesel
- • Advanced Automotive Diagnostics
- • Automotive/Diesel Vehicle Technology*
- • Performance Mechanical
- • Performance Electronics
- • Advanced Training Options
*In Laramie, offered as Automotive Vehicle Technology/Diesel Vehicle Technology
Students in the Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology and Collision/Refinishing Technology programs can take several concentrations, such as Light-Duty Diesel, Street Rod and Custom Fabrication, and Applied Service Management.
Core and specialty programs vary by campus.
A Concentrated Career Training Program
WyoTech’s career training programs are highly concentrated with most taking less than a year to complete. Because many students who attend WyoTech come from outside the campus’ metro area or even from out of state, WyoTech either provides on-campus housing or works with local apartment communities to make sure affordable accommodations are available. And WyoTech’s commitment to student success doesn’t end with graduation; its Career Services department provides ongoing support for students who need help with resume preparation and interviewing techniques, in addition to finding employment opportunities in their area.
How to Contact WyoTech
If you have an interest in learning a technical skill so you can seek employment in the automotive, motorcycle, marine or construction industries, you can learn more about WyoTech’s career education programs by contacting WyoTech today.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.