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Automotive Service Technology

Mr. James Parnell
Automotive Service Technology
276-988-2529 x 1720
Technical Professional License in
Automotive Service Technology
Small Engine Repair
for Virginia
26 Years of Teaching Experience
ASE Certified Technician for 23 Years
Ford Technician for 10 Years
I graduated from a W.VA High School in 1985.
I took 4 years of automotive training at a Career Technical School in W.VA . I competed in the Plymouth Trouble Shooter Contest.
My first job was at a Chevrolet Service Center in 1985.
I then moved to Tazewell, VA. to take advantage of an opportunity to work at a local Ford Service Center .
I became a certified Ford Technician. I held a Virginia State Inspector License for many years.
In 1993 I started teaching Small Engine Repair for TCCTC. My students competed in the state skills contest.
In 2004 I taught Auto Servicing.
In 2005 I became the Auto Servicing Technology Instructor.
I am happy to say that I have been teaching 26 years at TCCTC.
I enjoy the outdoors very much. I love to hunt, fish, ride my Harley and work my small farm.

A course designed to acquaint students with the language, theory, and processes of general automobile mechanics including applied trouble-shooting, students learn to repair fuel, electrical, cooling, brake, drive train, and suspension systems.  Instruction is given in the adjustment and repair of individual components and systems such as radiators, transmission, and carburetors.  Students who successfully complete this program sequence will be prepared to take and pass the respective ASE/NATEF exam and will be prepared for postsecondary education opportunities.