High School Instructors

High School Instructors

We share a common goal of educating today’s youth and creating the technicians of tomorrow.  We greatly value your contribution to the development of our students and the role you play in shaping their lives.  As a partner in education, we are here to offer help in any way we can.

Coming Soon:

Finalized date for the OTC 2022 Instructor Summer Training Seminar

Due to Covid-19, our 2020 and 2021 Seminar was cancelled. 

We look forward to welcoming high school instructors back to campus for our 2022 Instructor Summer Training Seminar!

When Registration opens, we will post a link here.


2019 Attendees chose from the following programs: 

Automotive Department: Automotive Training Group from California, ATG, will present a professional seminar on Mechanical & Variable Timing & Valvetrain Diagnostics, including Timing & Valve Indicators, Mechanical & Variable Timing, and Variable Valve Lift. A training manual will be provided to each participant.

Redline company is presenting leak detection through the use of High Pressure Diagnostic leak detection equipment.

Bosch Corporation is covering updates to the Bosch Equipment used by the college.

James Halderman, Author is coming back this year! ASE study guides, Advanced Engine Performance, and Automotive Electrical and Engine Performance trends are on his agenda.

Kimball Midwest is offering information on Non-Reuseable fastener Technology; identification, and safety, a growing trend in the industry.

Ohio Technical College Instructors will contribute a variety of information, including: What’s new in engine design, Upcoming engine design, Networking and Multiplexing overview / teaching strategy, CAN data bus in vehicles; bicycles, farm equipment, motorcycles, lawn mowers, Active & passive terminators, Network topology, Network Diagnostic tools, and a Hybrid Vehicle Technology Update.

Collision Technology Department: The teaching staff from our Rod & Custom program is gearing up to present Stainless Steel Trim Repair and Polishing, Basic Upholstery Techniques, and Vinyl Decal Application and Panel Wrapping

Kimball Midwest is offering information on Non-Reusable fastener Technology; identification, and safety, a growing trend in the industry.

Kimball Midwest is offering an Electrical terminals and connectors: Product and Application Safety Seminar.

I-CAR has authorized the College to offer the I-CAR Welding Training & Certification: Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Course to educator participants at  $235 fee per Educator, the current I-CAR student price.  Two I-CAR Certified instructors from the college will be on hand to administer the testing process.   

Custom Paint Department staff will hone your painting skills as you attend sessions by our own in-house instructors. Custom Paint techniques will include Fine Line Masking, Candy Paint, Foundation Pinstriping, and Intermediate Airbrushing

Diesel Technology Department, cutting-edge technology used in the industry prevails for OTC instructors and seminar participants! The Automotive Training Group, ATG, from California will present a professional seminar on Duramax LML & LHG. Highlights include Generational Changes, Crankcase Breathing, Turbocharging, Fuel Supply Vacuum Leaks, Injectors, Emission Systems, and Wiring Examples. A training manual will be provided to each participant

Crown Equipment Company will present current Lift truck Technology. Included will be Propane fuel, Electric Lift Tricks, Hydraulics, and In-shop Diagnostic Strategies

Buckeye Power is bringing us up to date on Engine Technology in generator applications, and will share updated Generator Technology with us.

Our Powersport Technology Group.  A very special treat is in store – Ducati North America is providing extensive Ducati Dealer Training. We are excited to offer a presentation from Ed Abdo, the author of the Textbook used in all of the core courses, followed by interaction with the participants.

The Welding Technology Department will offer attendees a lesson on plasma cutting & equipment by Hypertherm, courtesy of arrangements by AIRGAS.

3M will be presenting information critical to teaching proper safety equipment and practices.

Airgas has also arranged an opportunity for participants to become more familiar with equipment from Miller welding company. A lesson & demo using one of their pieces of welding equipment will be experienced.

A tour of Lincoln Electric manufacturing facility near the college, in Cleveland (limited to 20 guests) will be conducted during our seminar. All guests must wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Lincoln requires the names of all visitors prior to the tour allowing time to print name cards and facility passes. Lunch will be provided by Lincoln.

Additionally, instructors will have an opportunity to receive hands on training in their options of SMAW-Stick. GTAW-Tig GMAW-Mig, Vrtex Virtual welding, and FCAW-Flux core. All welding guests must wear long pants and closed toe shoes for these training activities as well. Our guest will have the opportunity to obtain a welding certification at the same cost as our students in any of the listed welding processes

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Articulation with Ohio Technical College

An Articulation Agreement with Ohio Technical College is a written agreement listing courses from a technical program that are recognized by the college for student articulation and tuition credit.

In order to receive an Articulation Agreement with Ohio Technical College, please contact your Admissions Representative directly, or email us at Admissions@ohiotech.edu.

Example of our Education Articulation Agreement:

Ohio Technical College (OTC) hereby recognizes XXXXXXXXXXXX and its Career Technical Education Programs for articulation.  The Agreement provides the details of the partnership.

Articulation Objectives:

  • Provide High Schools, Vocational Centers and Students with information and support to assist them toward ASE/EF Accreditation.
  • Add status for High Schools or Vocational Centers by offering “Advanced Recognition.”
  • Allow students the opportunity to continue preparing for ASE or AWS Certifications after High School.
  • Provide students an opportunity to continue their career education in ASE/EF, ICAR and AWS Accredited Programs with reduced post-secondary training cost.

Process for Advanced Recognition:

  • Students must graduate from a secondary school program that has earned one (1) or more ASE Certifications/EF Accreditation, or is an ASE/EF, ICAR, AWS, NCCER Certified Secondary program.
  • The student will be granted advanced recognition and corresponding tuition reduction.

High School Certified Program

  • If a High School Automotive, Collision or Diesel Program is an ASE/EF accredited program, for every year a student attends that program and maintains a 3.0 grade point average, that student will receive a $1000 scholarship.
  • If a High School Auto Body or Collision program is an ICAR/ASE certified program, for every year a student attends that program and maintains a 3.0 grade point average, that student will receive a $1000 scholarship.
  • If a High School Welding program is an AWS/NCCER certified program, for every year a student attends that program and maintains a 3.0 grade point average, that student will receive a $1000 scholarship.
  • If a student does not maintain the 3.0 Grade point average in that year, they will be awarded a $500 scholarship.

High School Non-Certified Program

  • If a High School Auto or Diesel Program is not an ASE/EF certified program, for every year a student attends that program and maintains a 3.0 grade point average, that student will receive a $500 scholarship.
  • If a High School Auto Body or Collision program is not an ICAR certified program, for every year a student attends that program and maintains a 3.0 grade point average, that student will receive a $500 scholarship.
  • If a High School Welding program is not an AWS certified program, for every year a student attends that program and maintains a 3.0 grade point average, that student will receive a $500 scholarship.
  • All technical programs outside of the programs listed will be considered Non-National certified programs and would fall under this heading.

It is further agreed a High School student shall receive additional recognition for individual achievement by passing and receiving individual ASE certifications, ICAR certifications, AWS certifications or Technical certifications while in High School.

  • For every ASE student certification, a student will be awarded a $150 scholarship
  • For every Platinum 1 certification, a student will be awarded a $150 scholarship
  • For every AWS/NCCER certification, a student will be awarded a $150 scholarship
  • For every Technical program certification, a student will be awarded a $150 scholarship
  • Accumulative winnings maximum is $2,000.

Ohio Technical College reserves the right to modify this program in any way at OTC’s sole discretion.  This    agreement authorized parties with a renewed signed agreement if the authorizing parties need to update the agreement at that time.

If an instructor’s program has an Articulation Agreement with Ohio Technical College, the Instructor has the authority to give all his/her students enrolled to attend OTC an EPIC Scholarship which has a monetary value of $1,500.00 towards tuition.