Brookhaven College — Ford Training Center
972-906-0273
dcofer@ford.com

Don Cofer has an extensive background in automotive technology, with more than 14 years of experience as an automotive technician, including two years as a shop foreman in a medium-sized local dealership. Since 1989, he has been training Ford Motor Co. dealership technicians at the Ford Training Center in the Dallas area. He is involved in curriculum development for Ford Motor Co. and is on a team that develops an annual online exam for the Ford Ultimate Master Technician Challenge. He has taught at Brookhaven College since 1989.

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Applied Technology and Performance Improvement, University of North Texas
  • Associate in Applied Sciences, Automotive Technology, Brookhaven College

ASE Certifications

Master Automobile Technician

  • A1 Engine Repair
  • A2 Automatic Transmission
  • A3 Manual Transmission
  • A4 Suspension and Steering
  • A5 Brakes
  • A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • A7 Heating and Air Conditioning
  • A8 Engine Performance
  • L1 Automobile Advanced Engine Performance Specialist
  • Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling

Manufacturer Certifications

Ford Specialty Fields Acquired and Maintained:

  • 31 - Gasoline Engine Performance
  • 51 - Diesel Engine Performance
  • 32 - Gasoline Engine Repair
  • 52 - Diesel Engine Repair
  • 33 - Steering and Suspension
  • 34 - Electrical Systems
  • 35 - Climate Control
  • 36 - Manual Transmissions
  • 37 - Automatic Transmissions
  • 38 - Brake Systems

Honors and Awards

  • Buick Service Master Certified Technician, 1984-1986
  • Chevrolet Master Certified Technician, 1987-1988