Career Technical Center

Hooper, Floyd - Instructor

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Name: Floyd Hooper
Subject: Automotive Technology
Grades: 9th - 12th
My name is Floyd Hooper and I have worked in the automotive industry for over 40 years. My experience ranges from working with heavy equipment, 18 wheeler trucks, and customizing buses and classic cars. I worked for Kilpatrick Chevrolet as an Automotive Service Technician for four years and three years as Assistant Service Manager. I have taught Automotive Technology at the Etowah County Career Technical Center since 1992 and look forward to many more. I enjoy teaching students in the area of Automotive Technology because of the constant challenges and changes to the automotive industry and my love of helping students learn the trade to become self supportive in an ever changing work environment.
I received and Associates Degree in Technical Education from Gadsden State Community College and completed my Type II (Master's equivalent) Non-Traditional teaching certificate through Auburn University.
I am ASE certified in the following areas:
G 1- Maintenance and Light Repair
* Engine Performance
* Electrical/Electronic Performance
* Suspension & Steering
* Heating & Air Conditioning
* Brakes
Automotive Technology provides training using the latest technology and equipment. It includes training in the use of computer and other electronic diagnostic and testing equipment, technical manuals, and problem solving methods. Instruction and practice are provided in the diagnosis of malfunctions, disassembly of system components, parts inspection and repair, engine overhaul, electronic and fuel systems, suspension systems, brakes, drive trains, manual and automatic transmissions, heating/air conditioning, and all computer control systems. The Automotive Service Technology Program is ASE Certified. Content standards are based on the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards.
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