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EAC Automotive Department offering new short-term web classes

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EAC Automotive Department offering new short-term web classes

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Automotive Department has opened four new short-term, web-based workshop classes this semester, all taught by Brian Coppola, division chair of EAC’s ITE Division. The open entry classes are designed to prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification Test which will be administered on May 7, 12, and 14 at EAC. Successful completion of these classes will also provide college credit which can be applied as elective credit for an Automotive Technician degree from EAC.

“These web-based, one and two module courses offer targeted instruction on vehicular electrical systems,” says Coppola. “Whether you just need a refresher course or if this is your first time taking the ASE test, these workshops were designed for you.”

Interested students should contact Coppola at (928) 428-8435, or by email at, and ask about taking ASE Electrical Fundamentals (AUT297A, section #7054), ASE Vehicle Electrical Systems (AUT297B, section #7053), ASE Electrical/Electronic (AUT297C, section #7052), or ASE Vehicle Heating and A/C (AUT297D, section #7051). Though students may begin the classes at any time, all coursework must be completed by May 8, 2009 in order to receive credit.

To register for any or all of these classes, call EAC’s Records and Registration Office at 428-8270, or visit Gila Hank Online at Regular tuition and fees apply. Students age 55 and over qualify for EAC’s Senior Citizen Tuition Scholarship which covers the full cost of in-state tuition. However, in many cases, current EAC students can add these classes to their schedule at no additional cost.