MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville automotive professor Ron Alexander, of Fair Haven, spent part of his summer polishing his skills training Mopar dealer technicians at the Mopar Training Center in Rochester.
Alexander, associate professor of automotive technology, assisted with training of a new diagnostic lab scope, which is being implemented in dealership service departments.
The same lab scope and diagnostic equipment used at the training center and dealerships are on loan to SUNY Morrisville for its Mopar Career Automotive Program (MCAP), by Stellantis, formerly Chrysler Corporation.
The MCAP program, headed by Alexander, provides students the opportunity to earn manufacture-specific credentials with laboratory activities on current production vehicles and also receive direct experience through internships. It is available to incoming students in the college’s automotive technology associate and bachelor of technology degree programs.
Alexander also has taught high voltage electrical safety for the Mopar Training Center on their new hybrid and fully electrical vehicles.
A 1989 graduate of SUNY Morrisville’s automotive technology associate degree program, Alexander has been teaching at SUNY Morrisville for 16 years.
In addition to a course of study that goes beyond the traditional automotive education, hands-on experiences, true-to-life facilities and industry partnerships help prepare students for entry into all aspects of the automotive industry.