Jason Merritt

Interim Dean of Curriculum and Instruction
Wood Center 104G

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Jason has been an Automotive Service Technology instructor since 2000. His teaching career began at Riverland Community college in Albert Lea, Minn., where he taught courses in brakes, suspension, engine repair, fuel systems, basic and advanced electronics, general automotive, manual transmissions, clutches, HVAC and drivability. 

In 2013, Jason began teaching at Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls. Currently, he teaches Electrical/Electronics, Engine Performance, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning in the Automotive Technology program. 

Jason began his career with a diploma in Auto Service Technology from North Dakota State College of Science. Later, he completed an associate of applied science at NDSCS. After graduation, Jason spent 10 years working in dealerships as an automotive technician, where he specialized in electronics and diagnostics. He is an ASE certified master technician and advanced drivability specialist. He is a member of the international automotive technician's network. Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Adult Career Education from Indiana state University in 2019. 

As an instructor, Jason has been highly involved at the institutions, taking part in committees ranging from budgeting, marketing, to student success. He has been involved with the institute’s Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation process at two colleges. Jason currently serves on the HLC learning team as well as several other committees at Southeast Tech. He is also an advisor the SkillsUSA student club and a board member of SkillsUSA SD state. 

Education: AAS Automotive Technology -NDSCS. BS Adult Career Education – Indiana State University. ASE: Master Automotive, Advanced Engine Performance.