Auto Tech building keeps past professor’s spirit alive

By Vicky Nguyen Tucked into the far corner of campus is building P1, also known to some as the Palmer Automotive Technology Building (Palmer Building, for short). It is not as large as the Fine and Visual Arts Building, and its namesake is not as well-known as Vincent Price or Helen Miller Bailey. In fact, the building’s full name is not found on either the East Los Angeles College official…

December 3, 2017

Garage team makes trails, falls short

By Bryce Ronquillo A collaboration of Automotive Technology and Engineering students at  East Los Angeles College competed among 114 universities, junior colleges and high schools from around the world on April 9-12 in the 2015 Shell Eco-marathon in Detroit, Michigan. Many representatives from automotive companies were at this competition to look for the next generation in the automotive industry. A team of nine ELAC students called Team Husky Garage worked on…

April 15, 2015

Auto students to compete in Eco-Marathon

  By Bryant Mejia   A small team of students from East Los Angeles College’s Automotive Technology Department will be participating in this year’s annual Shell Eco-Marathon held in Houston,Texas on April 4. The team will compete with other colleges around the country to design and build the most fuel-efficient vehicle. This will be the third time that ELAC has a team compete in the marathon. Team advisor and instructer…

March 13, 2013

ELAC Auto graduates awarded with ASE certificates

By Isaac Tovar East Los Angeles College automotive program graduates earned a technologically challenging certificate designed to improve their employment chances. They were recognized at ceremony and dinner Wednesday in the auto tech building. Twelve students participated in an exam this semester that is preparatory of the industry standard Automotive Service Excellence certification tests. These exams aren’t limited to graduates only, as instructors encourage some students to take them before graduating. However,…

March 7, 2012