Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Agricultural Systems Technology and Education

First Advisor

Gary Stewardson

Second Advisor

Ed Reeve

Third Advisor

Brian Warnick


This project gathered and analyzed data for two cohorts of students at Weber State University. The final performance exam data from the engine controls course and the Automotive Service Excellence certification results were gathered on each student from two cohorts. A skills survey was developed to determine each student’s skill level. The survey was delivered to the students and their mentor technicians in the field. The data was analyzed to identify correlating items across the data sets. Those correlations were used to determine which lessons within the course in the content area of diagnostic troubleshooting required improvement. The project resulted in recommendations with examples for improving the diagnostic troubleshooting content of the Toyota Engine Controls course at Weber State University.