Program Chairs & Instructors

John Russell
John Russell
Program Chairperson & Professor
MOPAR CAP Program
515-964-6891
jdrussell@dmacc.edu

Experience:

  • Began teaching at DMACC in January, 1997
  • 18 years of FCA dealership experience
  • ASE Master Technician
  • ASE Advanced Level Specialist
  • FCA Level 3 Master Certified Technician
  • A.A.S. Degree -Automotive Mechanics Technology; Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA

Staff Development Activities:

  • Completed all FCA instructor led courses
  • Completed all FCA on-line training

Contributions to DMACC's Instructional Building:

  • Many high school recruiting activities throughout Iowa and here at DMACC
  • Assists yearly with DMACC High School Automotive Skills Contest

Mark Armbrecht
Mark Armbrecht
Professor-CAP, and General Motors-ASEP
515-965-7166
aarmbrecht@dmacc.edu

Experience:

  • Began teaching at DMACC in 1994
  • 5 years of General Motors and Chrysler dealership experience
  • ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician
  • ASE Certified Advanced Level Specialist in Advanced Engine Performance, Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis, and Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicle
  • Also ASE Certified in Alternative Fuels-CNG Vehicles, Auto Maintenance & Light Repair, Body Mechanical & Electrical Components, and Medium/Heavy Truck-Gas Engines, Diesel Engines, & Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • GM-Engine Performance and Electrical/Electronics Master Technician
  • Chrysler Certified Instructor
  • A.A.S. Degree -Automotive Electronics Technology; Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA

Staff Development Activities:

  • Annually complete many hours of online and classroom General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford Training classes
  • Annually attend Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo in Kansas City, KS
  • Research new automotive technology in trade magazines as well as on-line

Contributions to DMACC's Instructional Building:

  • Annually assist with the DMACC High School Automotive Skills Contests, Skills USA, Discover DMACC Days, & other informational and recruiting activities
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