About Us

The Team

Brian Lacroix
Founder – Instructor

brian@sftec.org

Brian LaCroix has over 25 years in the automotive field he started his automotive career in 1992 installing Mobil phones and electronics.  Brian has always had a passion for cars and for helping others. He got his Diploma in 1996 and a degree in Automotive Technology from Denver automotive and diesel college in 2000. He currently holds 49 ASE certifications and started teaching in 2010

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Andy Lacroix
Comptroller
andrew@sftec.org

Andrew LaCroix graduated college in 2006 with a major in English and History.  He then worked for Skadden Arps Law Firm for several years. When he finished his MBA at the University of Illinois he joined SFTEC in 2014 where he currently works as Comptroller/CFO.  During his time here he has also become an ASE Certified technician. Having edited the Power points and hand outs he passed the test. He has also been tutoring students and teaching career development for several years at SFTEC

Our Facility

Classes are offered at our 4000+ square foot location at 8600 NW South River Drive, Unit 4, Medley Florida 33166. Our facilities include a 3500 square foot hands on automotive shop where students will have hands on training. The core class size is limited to 12 students per instructor to maximize one on one learning opportunities. Additionally, there is plenty of room in our shop and students are often allowed to bring their own vehicles into the shop when space is available upon request. We often do pro bono repair as well if the work is suitable for educational purposes.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the best training at a affordable price and our objective is to produce the high percentage of students who obtain ASE certification and who demonstrate excellence in the automotive field. We achieve this by giving students the personal service that only a small school can provide, coupled with a quiet, calm atmosphere conducive to learning.

We promise that core classes will be small, 12 students or less, in order to provide our students with the resources that they need. We want all our graduates to be the best technicians in the field. The true test of a school is not getting students into entry level jobs, but how fast the students climb up the ladder from that position in order to become full service technicians.

To make this happen we promise to provide students working engine and transmissions to practice on, disassemble and reassemble with new seals and sealer. We promise to give each and every student the best opportunity possible and tutoring will be available to full time students if needed. The bottom line is that we want you to succeed in the automotive field: your success is our success. We also understand that learning is an ongoing experience, so even after you have completed the program you are still welcome to come back to utilize our resources or, space permitting, to take a refresher class.