Derrick Hooper, Instructor
Derrick Hooper, Instructor

Education

Cherokee County High School 1993

Credentials

ASE Master Technician

Other Professional Training

  • GM Training

  • Hunter Alignment System Training

Experience

25+ Years Experience In The Automotive Field.

Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Service Technology logo, red, black and white

Auto mechanics do much more than change oil, and recent technological developments are leading to new and exciting advances in the industry.

Students who:

  • are detail oriented,

  • are good problem solvers, and

  • love working with their hands,

may be interested in this program.

Successful program completer will posses marketable skills in engine service including:

  • brakes,

  • steering,

  • suspension,

  • electrical systems, and more.

Alabama SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA logo

Alabama SkillsUSA provides students with job skills training & 21st Century employability skills.

Students can grow their technical and leadership skills through:

  • competitions,

  • hands-on activities, and

  • leadership development.

Live Work in the Shop
do you have the skills? question inside a red toolbox

Students at the Career Tech Center have the opportunity to do live work for customers under the supervision of the teacher.

Live Work in the Shop
two students looking under the hood on a car

Live Work in the Shop
several students watch while one works under a car hood

Live Work in the Shop
student working on a part in the auto shop

Live Work in the Shop
a student watches while another student uses a hand tool to work on a car part

Alabama Simulated Workplace
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Alabama Simulated Workplace shifts classrooms into a company setting that introduces students to business processes using distinct workplace components including:

  • time clock,

  • safety training,

  • company procedures and more.

SkillsUSA Local Competition April 2021
Cody Herrick holding 1st place certificate and gift tool set

Cody Herrick, 1st Place

SkillsUSA Local Competition April 2021
Barrett Woodall holding 2nd Place Certificate and gift tool set

Barrett Woodall, 2nd Place

SkillsUSA Local Competition April 2021
Seth Helms holding 3rd place certificate and gift tool set

Seth Helms, 3rd Place

SkillsUSA Local Competition April 2021
Barrett Woodall working during Automotive Technology Skills Testing

Barrett Woodall working during Automotive Technology Skills Competition

SkillsUSA Local Competition April 2021
Cody Herrick working during Automotive Technology Skills Testing

Cody Herrick working during Automotive Technology Skills Competition

SkillsUSA Local Competition April 2021
Seth Helms working during Automotive Technology Skills Testing

Seth Helms working during Automotive Technology Skills Competition

SkillsUSA Local Competition April 2021
Shaunna Holland working during Automotive Technology Skills Testing

Shaunna Holland working during Automotive Technology Skills Competition

SkillsUSA Local Competition April 2021
Trevor Jones working during Automotive Technology Skills Testing

Trevor Jones working during Automotive Technology Skills Competition

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT SEPTEMBER 2021
Student Spotlight Collage

Trevor Jones

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT OCTOBER 2021
Student Spotlight Collage

John Swain III

Student Spotlight November-December 2021
Michael Hamlen Collage