Tesla START training program coming to campus this fall

Beginning Fall 2018, Shoreline Community College will offer an Automotive Technician Training program from electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla. The intensive 12-week technical training program, Tesla START, provides students with the skills necessary for job placement as Service Technicians at Tesla service centers across North America. Students will develop technical expertise and earn certifications through a blended approach of in-class theory, hands-on labs, and self-paced learning.

Shoreline is currently just one of four community colleges in the United States that offers the program. Read more about the new Tesla START program.

President Roberts visits with College partners American Honda Motor Company and Toyota Motor Sales

President Roberts will be off campus on Thursday, March 31 & Friday, April, 2016 for meetings with College Partners American Honda Motor Company & Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

While President Roberts is off campus, the AIC (Administrator In Charge) for the College will be:

Robert (Bob) Francis, EVPASA – Ext. 4651 or 4652

Thank you.

Reminder! Donate to Toys for Tots drive, now through Dec., 4

toys for tots
Shoreline Community College’s Automotive programs will be collecting toys for theToys for Tots – Northwest Toy Run event at Pacific Raceways in Kent on December 6. This event benefits Toys for Tots and helps less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of the holidays by collecting new, unwrapped toys. There is a donation box on campus next to the PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208) where the campus community can donate new, unwrapped toys between now and Fri., Dec. 4. All donations will be delivered to the event at the Pacific Raceways on Dec. 6.

Thank you in advance for your help making this holiday season one of joy for kids in need.

Shoreline T-TEN students visit Seattle auto show

Shoreline T-TEN students

Shoreline T-TEN students at The Seattle International Auto Show on Oct. 8, 2015, include (from left, name and dealer sponsor): Raphael Smither, Toyota of Seattle; Van Ho, Michael’s Toyota of Bellevue; Leon Ban, Toyota of Seattle; Ryan Grubbs, Toyota of Lake City; Donovan Vu, Burien Toyota; MJ Legaspi, Lexus of Seattle; Jeff Cromwell, Shoreline T-TEN instructor; Connor Alcott, Burien Toyota; Faris Hanhaz, Lexus of Bellevue.

Students in the Toyota Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) program at Shoreline Community College visited the Seattle International Auto Show on October 8, 2015.  Students were able to check out the latest technologies in the automotive industry.

“This is a great opportunity for the T-TEN Students to go and see what other manufacturers are putting out for customers to buy and drive,” said Kevin Roner, T-TEN Coordinator and Instructor at Shoreline.

The Professional Automotive Training Center – Dealer Training Academy at Shoreline Community College is the premier automotive technician program in the U.S. The Center and its industry partners originated this innovative model that integrates education with hands-on workplace experience.

Every student in one of the four factory-sponsored programs is sponsored by a local automobile dealership. Students are in a cycle of 11 weeks (one academic quarter) at the Center, then 11 weeks in their dealership throughout the two-year program. Students can graduate with a two-year Applied Associate in Arts and Sciences degree as well as numerous manufacturer-specific training certificates.

Seattle International Auto ShowA shorter, non-manufacturer specific program called the General Service Technician (GST) program has students attend two quarters at the Center followed by one quarter in a workplace setting. GST students receive a certificate of proficiency

The Seattle International Auto Show ran through Oct. 11, 2015, with most major automotive manufacturers are represented at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle. Shoreline’s partner, Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) oversees ownership of the Seattle International Auto Show. Motor Trend Auto Shows, the nation’s largest auto show production company, produced the show on behalf of WSADA.

“With a seasoned team of automotive and event production experts from Motor Trends, we know the Seattle International Auto Show provides auto enthusiasts and those in-the-market to purchase with an innovative and re-imagined experience,” said Vicki Giles Fabré, WSADA Executive Vice President.

Automotive Program Hosts Area High School Kids for SkillsUSA Competition


Shoreline’s Automotive Program was thrilled to host 40 area high school students on Friday, Jan. 30 as they demonstrated their automotive know-how during a competition put on by SkillsUSA. The students competed in two categories: auto service and auto maintenance.

The event was part of SkillsUSA’s Regional Technical Skills Contests that run from Jan. 2 through Feb. 28. As part of the variety of contests, students compete at area institutions in subjects ranging from 3-D Visualization and Animation to cabinetmaking.

The top three placers from Friday’s event are now qualified for the State Skills Contest in April.

The competition brought some great exposure to Shoreline’s top-notch Automotive program, with students from Bothell, Meadowdale, Bellevue, Tahoma and Cascade high schools all competing in the four-hour event, which included a written test as well as hands-on skills evaluations.

SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves high school and college students preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.