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Michael Hapton

Michael Hapton’s automotive skills transport him to national competition.


THEN: Michael’s limited experience in working with vehicles drove him to search for training. After researching other area technical schools offering similar courses, Michael attended MNTC’s Automotive Service Technology program. MNTC’s AST program helped Michael

  • Work toward the industry-recognized Automotive Service Excellence certification.
  • Earn certification in the Automotive Youth Educational System, a national initiative to grow auto service technicians.
  • Gain technical skills and self-confidence in his career choice.

NOW: Michael is a Hyundai Certified Master Technician at AutoMax of Norman. He is one of only 15 technicians in the U.S. selected to compete in the Hyundai Motor America's 2010 National Skills Competition. Michael continues his education at Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma City Community College, working toward a degree in foreign language and considering a degree in education to teach auto service.

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