Alum and Part-time Instructor
Craig Arnold used his Army veteran's benefits to attend MCC and he graduated with two degrees in 2013. He earned both an associate's degree in Automotive Technology with a management option and an associate's degree in Business Management. His educational background has enhanced his career as he and his wife own and operate an automotive repair company in Cary, where he employs two technicians, who are also both graduates of MCC's Automotive Technology program.
"MCC prepared me for my career in automotive by not only giving me the book knowledge I needed to be successful, but also allowing me enough time to be in the lab, where I gained experience within the industry by using the tools and working on vehicles that are commonplace in today's market segment."
Today, Craig shares his knowledge with MCC students as he currently teaches in the automotive department as an adjunct instructor.
"MCC really has a great automotive program, and they cover all the bases by turning out great entry level technicians who are capable of not only repair/service of vehicles, but also capable of committing to a lifetime of learning," Craig said.
"I would recommend the MCC automotive program to any prospective student not only because of the value in terms of knowledge and cost, but also because of the instructors," Craig said. "MCC employs the greatest automotive instructors the area has to offer. All of our teachers come from a different path in the industry, and we really cover all of the bases—including European/Asian imports, fleet maintenance, heavy truck repair, municipal vehicle work and even lifetime dealer technicians—MCC has an automotive instructor in every segment that the industry offers."