Mario Mirabal - Automotive Service Technology Academy - Program Coordinator / Lead Instructor

 Mario Mirabal

Of Puertorican descent, Mario Mirabal began his career in mechanics with the US Navy as a nuclear machinest.  In 2001, Mario began working in the automotive industry and has accumulated over 13 years of experience in the industry.  He is a master technician, certified in all areas of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and is also part owner of a local shop in the Tampa Bay area.  Certifications include but are not limited to; Snap-On diagnostic certified trainer and Toyota certified master diagnostic technician. 

Jack Dighera -  Automotive Service Technology Academy - Instructor

 Jack Dighera

Jack has been a car hobbiest his whole life. In addition to being an ASE master automotive service technician, he is also a certified GM technician. Before coming to HCC, Jack worked for General Motors for 10 years where he secialized in electrical and engine repair. His favorite part of working with students is seeing them advance themselves and hone their work ethic. In his spare time he enjoys restoring old cars and playing billiards. 

 Eric Miller -  Automotive Service Technology Academy - Instructor


Eric Miller is excited to be at HCC in his first year as an instructor after years of working in the industry. With  27 years’ experience in the automotive industry, he comes here as an ASE Master Certified Technician with advanced level Engine Performance and Ford Senior Master (Gas and Diesel) Technician certifications. Eric has enjoyed having apprentices for years in his career and has found a passion for watching students learn in this fast growing technical field. 

Carlos Segui - Automotive Service Technology Academy - Adjunct Instructor

 Carlos Segui

Automotive instructor, Carlos Segui began his career as a dealership service technician and soon became certified as an Automotive Service Excellence Master Technician, Advance Engine Performance Specialist and a Toyota Master Diagnostic Technician. He has a passion for teaching and looks forward to helping his students develop skills to continue growing in the automotive industry.  Hobbies include motorsports, car modifications and customization.

 Steve Conti - Automotive Service Technology Academy - Recruiter / Adjunct Instructor

 Steve Conte

Steve began his career in mechanics as a young kid working in private shops on stock cars and motorcycles and in dealerships working on whatever they would let him put his hands on. When he grew into his profession, he became an ASE Certified  Master Mechanic and taught high school automotives in the Tampa Bay Area for ten years before joining HCC as an instructor and recruiter for the Automotive Academy. His favorite part of working for HCC's Auto Academy is helping students to develop skills for their future in automotives. When he's not working, Steve enjoys restoring old cars and motorcycles in his spare time.