Calhoun automotive technology giving hands-on training in new building

Jul. 28—Andrew Carlton was a student at Samford University for a year, majoring in marketing, but when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, he returned home to Huntsville and made a drastic change in his plans.

Carlton enrolled in Calhoun Community College’s automotive technology program, which offers a two-year associate’s degree for college students and a dual-enrollment program for high school students, giving them entry-level skills for the automotive service and repair industry.

The 20-year-old Carlton was among the first cohort of students that started getting hands-on training in August at Calhoun’s new 23,400-square-foot Automotive Technology Building on the south end of

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