Ivy Tech Fort Wayne instructor Nick Goodnight publishes automotive instructional textbook

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Associate Professor and Chair of the Diesel Technology program Nick Goodnight, Ph.D., has published a new book. The book is titled “Light Duty Hybrid and Electric Vehicles” and is co-authored by Mark L. Quarto, Ph.D. Designed to help students become entry-level electrical technicians, “Light Duty Hybrid and Electric Vehicles” contains fundamental concepts and also information on cutting-edge connected vehicle systems. The textbook is available through Amazon or cdxlearning.com.

“‘Light Duty Hybrid and Electric Vehicles’ is designed for teaching high voltage technologies to students preparing for careers working on hybrid, electric, and connected vehicles,” says Goodnight. “Ivy Tech Fort Wayne has a long history of successful graduates in the automotive service industry. At least two graduates of the program now work for Tesla, Inc. and others work for companies like Porsche, Audi, and Mercedes.”

In addition to the Automotive Technology program, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne has Ivy Tech’s only Automotive Collision Repair program that partners with I-CAR.  Ivy Tech Fort Wayne also offers Diesel Technology courses and is partnered with Freightliner and other heavy truck original equipment manufacturers. Students can go to school full-time or take individual courses while working, as classes are offered in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Courses have Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Certifications embedded into them and can lead to a current students and graduates earning Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification. Summer classes are currently filling.

Anyone interested in the Diesel Technology program should contact Goodnight at ngoodnight@ivytech.edu. Individuals interested in the Automotive Technology program should contact Bob Huffman at rhuffman10@ivytech.edu

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