Automotive Technology



Ray Roland

  • A.O.T.  Automotive Technology, 1994 Midlands Technical College
  • B.S. in Business Administration / Accounting, 1997 Limestone College
  • 91-94 Toyota Center, Certified Technician
  • 94-02 SCDPS SC Motor Vehicle Inspector and Automobile Dealership Auditor
  • 02-03 A.T.A. Flight School, Orlando FL,  A.S.E.L. pilot
  • 03-05 Midland Technical College, Instructor (Instructor of the year 2004)
  • 05-08 Carolina Korean Karate, Instructor in Soo Bahk Ki MMA
  • 07-08 Square D, Wiring technician and quality control specialist
  • 08-09 City of Cayce, Director of Automotive Services
  • 09-present LTC Instructor, Automotive Engineering Technology
  • IHRA 17 time Stock Eliminator World Record Holder.   1st 300 cubic inch based V8 in 7s in the ⅛ mile (April 2000).  Became the the 2nd member of the 6 second club and the fastest 300 cubic inch based V8 with a 6.941 second ⅛ mile elapsed time on 9/29/14 at Orangeburg Dragway.
  • 19 time IHRA/NHRA/Fun Ford Weekend event winner
  • LTC’s 1st Automotive SkillsUSA state championship 2012


Level 1 teaches students to become proficient in the use of automotive fasteners, gaskets, sealants, tools,  hydraulics, writing work orders, tire wheel and bearing services, and vehicle chassis service. Students learn basic electrical, starting, charging, ignition, and lighting systems.  Basic engine fundamentals, minor engine tune-ups and braking systems diagnostics and service. Students need computer keyboarding skills to operate diagnostic equipment and access vehicle service manuals both in print and online..


Level 2 teaches theory and principles of minor and major engine diagnostics and repair.  Actual work experience includes and continues in: batteries and starting systems; alternators and charging systems; computer command controls and electronics; ignition systems; fuel supply and emission control systems; exhaust, lubricating and cooling systems; and car body electrical and accessory systems. Students conduct: chassis and suspension system repairs and services; computerized camera 4 wheel alignment; differential and drive-axle assemblies and services. Students may be eligible to participate in cooperative work experiences or apprenticeships, which combine career and technology training with supervised work experience in business and industry.