Professor DeKoster teaches in the Auto Service Technology and the Automotive Management Programs; he has taught for over 15 years at the high school, community college and university levels. Prior to coming to Ferris he was a corporate trainer for Snap-on Technical Training and Ford Motor Company. While he was with Ford he taught specialty certification training classes in taking the L1 Test and was the Ford Motor Co. Representative to the ASE L1 Test preparation and re-write session. He has over 12 years of experience in the industry where he worked as Line Technician, Team Leader and as the Service Director of a multi-line General Motors dealership. Professor DeKoster recently recorded his seventh training video with Automotive Video Inc. (AVI) and does contract training for AutoValue, Delphi, and Bosch. He is currently working with CarQuest to develop training classes in Antilock Braking and Enhanced Suspension Systems.
A.A.S. Auto Service, Ferris State, 1974
B.S. Trade Technical Education, Ferris State, 1975
M.A. Career and Technical Education, Ferris State, 2008
ASE Master Technician
ASE L1 Engine Performance
ASE A9 Automotive Light-Duty Diesel