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


Automotive Technology 1 (LTC)
Grades 11, 10, 12     2 units
Industry Certification Alignment: Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
This course teaches students to become proficient in the maintenance and repair of automobiles. Students will learn about automotive fasteners, gaskets, sealants, liquids and fluids, writing work orders, tire and wheel services, vehicle chassis lubrication, basic electrical systems, batteries, vehicle starting, charging systems, lighting systems, basic engine fundamentals, minor engine tune-ups and brake systems. Students need computer keyboarding skills to operate diagnostic equipment and access vehicle service manuals.

Automotive Technology 2 (LTC)
Grades 12, 11     2 units
Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 1
Industry Certification Alignment: Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
This course teaches theory and principles of major engine tune-ups. Actual work experience includes: 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 wheel alignment; and 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. Students who complete this program may be eligible to exempt AUT 105, AUT 106 and AUT 112 at Midlands Tech.