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Oklahoma City Community College partnering with Hyundai, Genesis to train technicians

Oklahoma City Community College partnering with Hyundai, Genesis to train technicians

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Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is partnering with Hyundai and Genesis Motor America to train the next generation of automotive service technicians.

"With Hyundai and Genesis becoming one of the fastest growing automotive manufacturers in the world, there is a deficit of service technicians qualified to service and repair the technologically advanced vehicles," said Brad Walker, department chair for automotive technology at OCCC. "Our program helps meet the workforce demand for these skilled automotive technicians."  

Beginning in Spring of 2024, OCCC will incorporate Hyundai and Genesis specific curriculum into the existing Automotive Technician Internship Program (ATIP) so students can earn Hyundai and/or Genesis factory specific certifications which will better prepare them to work in Hyundai and Genesis service centers. 

OCCC's ATIP is available for students to start at any time of the school year and is offered with day and night classes. Classroom and lab experiences emphasize hands-on training, and students are required to work in an independent shop, a franchise, fleet shop or dealership to fulfill the on-the-job training part of the program.

“Automotive technology is one of many programs here at OCCC working to meet the industry demand for a skilled workforce," said John Claybon, OCCC dean of business and information technology. "Our programs are flexible and affordable, our instructors are top-notch, and our facilities are state-of-the-art." 

About Oklahoma City Community College

Since its inception in 1972, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has been the heartbeat of the Metro, dedicated to empowering learners and strengthening communities. Serving more than 18,000 students, we are committed to producing leaders. “Student Success, Community Enrichment” is our mission, and we offer more than 87 degree and certificate programs that provide a foundation for further education or immediate career readiness. We remain dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, high-quality education that equips students to achieve personal and professional goals. OCCC is more than an institution; we are a community catalyst, fostering growth and success in our city, our workforce, and the lives of our students. Discover your potential at OCCC, where your future is our purpose. Visit us at

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