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     April 17, 2019      #11-107 PB1
RCTC Automotive Technician students discuss pressure testing the air conditioning system on a car in their classroom at the Heintz Center. From left are Jack Aluver, Jaxon Wager, Brandon Utech and Dylan Krueger.

Photos by Ken Klotzbach / kklotzbach@postbulletin.com

RCTC car auction: Looking for some wheels?

By Matthew Stolle

Rochester Community and Technical College instructor Dave MacLeod runs his automotive technician class like a real-world repair shop.

Like the real world, each student is responsible for the car they repair. For many of the 44 students in this two-year program, the school’s annual car auction is where the rubber hits the road.

The inventory of vehicles up for bid this time include at least eight cars and one pickup. The cars include a 1998 Olds Intrigue, a 2005 Ford Freestyle, a 1990 Nissan Murano, a 2007 Honda Element and a 1994 Chevrolet ...

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RCTC Automotive Technician students MaKara Fahrenholtz and MaKenzie Swanson install a lower control arm on a car.

Ken Klotzbach/kklotzbach@postbulletin.com
Matthew Stolle