Automotive Technology students seek vehicles to repair this May

It’s that time of year, again! Automotive Technology students need your vehicles this May.

  • Brakes rough or squealing?
  • Hearing clunks or rattles over bumps?
  • “Check Engine” light on?
  • Transmission fluid, anti-freeze, and power steering fluid need a flush?
  • A/C blowing warm air?
  • Belts squeaking and chirping?
  • Power window/locks inoperative?
  • ABS warning lamp on?

Automotive Technology students can help with these issues — and more! The students can perform maintenance and repairs on most vehicle makes and models that are 2007 model year or newer. Customers pay only for parts and supplies. With no labor charges, the repair costs are half the typical cost. Our session will run for only THREE WEEKS this year, May 6-24. Appointments are limited.

To schedule an appointment, contact Chad Lodenstein or Brett Atchison at

Recap: InteGReat CC helps employees try new skills at Tassell M-TEC open house

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Team members from across GRCC were able to learn more about how the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC transforms lives through career skills programs.

The event was part of the 2018 Leadership Institute’s InteGReat CC project to share news about great things happening at the college. The event included M-TEC tours, a virtual welding contest, blood pressure readings with a healthcare protective clothing contest, Lean pipe connecting challenges, and a “make and take” step stool project.

Antonio Aguillon finished first in the welding simulation contest, followed by Lila Herdegen and Dave Murray.

Joe Courtade was tops in the Lean pipe assembly, followed by Edward Walker and Brune Garcia.

Angie Ramirez had the best score with the personal protective equipment challenge, with Sonya Hernandez in second.

GRCC Welding crafts guitar sculpture as Metallica ‘thank you’

Dr. Pink, Julie Parks, and GRCC staff and families pose with Metallica guitarist James Hetfield has he hold the full-sized black metal guitar sculpture made by the GRCC Welding Dept.

Shout out to the Welding Department for creating a rock-worthy tribute to the band Metallica in thanks for the welding grant that they recently awarded to GRCC – our welding superstars made a full-size black metal guitar statue as thanks! The metal ‘guitar’ is engraved with the Metallica logo and the words “GRCC Welding.” Metallica guitarist James Hetfield, pictured above, is clearly delighted with the tribute.

Way to go, Welding Dept.!

Raider Salute from the M-TEC for a phenomenal team effort during the storm

A Raider Salute from the Tassell M-TEC team:

A special thank you to Elly Bainbridge, Laurie Schaut, Dave Murray, and Klaas Kwant who worked tirelessly to get our video and materials created, printed, produced, and mailed for a national competition – all during a big polar vortex. While many were resting and staying warm, they were working furiously. We are so grateful for your willingness to go above and beyond to make GRCC look great. Thank you!

Tassell M-TEC volunteers welcome students with spirit on first day of class

GRCC volunteers welcoming students to the Tassell M-TEC

The Tassell M-TEC volunteers know how to bring the school spirit to first day of classes here at GRCC!

Ambassadors across campus are directing students today. As Dr. Pink mentioned on Friday, helping students find their way helps them succeed.  Huge shoutout to all of our GRCC volunteers helping to make today run smoothly!

Recap: Belding High School juniors’ visit to GRCC

The Admissions Office hosted an on campus group visit for the Junior Class from Belding High School on May 30th.  Students were able to learn about our Physical and Biological Science departments, Job Training options in the MTEC mobile lab and general college information during a fun Kahoot game session.  They ended their visit by enjoying lunch together in the Student Center.
A special thanks to the following staff who were part of the activities that day:  Jennifer Batten, Tim Hoving, Tim Periard, Leigh Kleinert, Lauren Woolsey and Cody Giba as well as our folks who provided a delicious lunch – Keaton Krupa and Destiny Swanson.

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