Josh Garcia joined Southeast Technical College as Lab Specialist in the Automotive Technology department in Fall 2019. After finishing his Automotive Technology degree at Southeast Tech, Josh worked as an automotive technician for a GM dealership in Pipestone, Minn., until leaving to join STC as an instructor.
Josh also worked as a mobile refrigeration technician for a Carrier dealership for 4 years where he specialized in HVAC repair and troubleshooting of over-the-road transport refrigeration/rail cars.
Before receiving his degree, Josh served as paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and spent 4 years on active duty in the Army. He was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2009-2010.
Josh has always had a passion for anything automotive, which was passed on by his father who was a tank mechanic in the Marine Corps. In his free time, he enjoys working on his own muscle cars, motorcycle and boat.