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Automotive Program Replacing Textbooks with E-Learning Software

Automotive PhotoOlney Central College’s Automotive Service Technology Program is replacing traditional textbooks with an online learning software based on gaming principles.

A majority of automotive students are visual and kinesthetic learners. Electude E-Learning is designed specifically with these students in mind.

“Electude E-Learning lets you learn by doing instead of memorizing,” said Instructor Tyler Boyles.

The software includes more than 500 lessons. Each features interactive animations and simulations, which enable learners to practice skills before they enter the shop. The software also aids students in developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The move away from traditional textbooks also will result in big savings for students.

“They will benefit from an almost 90 percent savings at the Bookstore from previous semesters,” Boyles said.

OCC’s Automotive Service Technology Program is currently accepting new students for the fall semester.

If you enjoy working on cars and trucks, turn your hobby into a challenging and rewarding career in one of the largest industries in the U.S. The program offers one- and two-year certificates as well as a two-year associate’s degree.

While enrolled in the program, you will learn by hands-on training with the latest diagnostic equipment. After completing your degree, you will be qualified to maintain, diagnose and perform repairs on every major system in an automobile.

To register or for more information, call 618-395-7777 or visit Classes start Aug. 16.

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