Friday, May 25, 2012

Clairemont, Madison High Auto Students Take Cuyamaca Challenge

 A student works to
diagnose a problem
during the Cuyamaca
College competition.

Clairemont and Madison high school automotive technology students recently tested their skills against other San Diego County students in Cuyamaca College's 33rd annual High School Automotive Skills Day.

The competition tested the students' skills in areas such as repair of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering, brakes and air conditioning. Students were also asked to improve performance on an engine, with prizes awarded to the winning teams.

The competition was won by students from the program at Ramona High School. 

Judges, included Cuyamaca College instructors and students, as well as technicians and operators of local automotive repair shops, students compete individually or in pairs in advanced and beginning divisions.

It takes two hours for the competitors to go through all eight stations set up in the college’s high-tech automotive technology building.

For more information on the automotive technologies programs, contact Greg Quirin, resource teacher, at