Success Stories

Thinking about returning to college to start or finish your degree? Read the stories of two students like you who earned a diploma from Modesto Technical College.

“It’s been a really difficult and trying time doing a career change at 50+. Thanks to Modesto Technical College and their talented and professional staff, I am now working again and a contributing member of society. Modesto Technical College not only taught me the technical skills needed to obtain my state smog licensing and certifications but also how to get and keep a job in the automotive industry. I now own and operate Stanislaus Smog, a test only station. I owe it all to Modesto Tech. If you’re looking to get into the automotive industry, make the right choice! Attend Modesto Technical College and get working!”

2010 Graduate – Automotive Mechanics with Certification
Kevin Kostco
Owner | Stanislaus Smog
“Mr. Parra, I wanted to let you know how it’s going at my new job. First of all, thank you for all of the training at Modesto Tech. You are right on the dot. Everything at school is set up exactly the same way as the shop that I work at. We do alot of 15 and 32 point inspections. We have to write work orders and all that you taught us. We have a guy working here who went to another school and spent $25,000 on tuition and said that he never recieved any hands-on training like we did. One of the guys is like you; he worked for GM as drivability and electrical for 30 years and he is helping me alot. The only thing that I would stress to the students at Modesto Tech is to get good at the paperwork and stick with the basics. Once again, thank you for the training.”

2011 Graduate – Automotive Mechanics with Certification
Armando Espinoza
Automotive Technician

Many of our students have gone on to long and prosperous careers at just a few of these companies:

  • Gallo
  • Delacato Winery
  • The Wine Group
  • Bronco Winery
  • Joseph Gallo Cheese
  • Foster Farms
  • La Michocan
  • Earth Bound Foods