Automotive Directory

Michael Ball

Agriculture/Engineering Science & Technologies Part-Time Faculty

Office: T155

mball@parkland.edu

217/351-2481

AAS in Automotive Ford ASSET
Parkland College

Michael joined Parkland as a part-time automotive faculty member in Fall 2019. He is a full-time Senior Master Technician at an area Ford-Lincoln dealership. Michael spends his days working on just about every vehicle Ford manufacturers, from hybrid cars to turbocharged diesel super duty trucks. Of his ten years of experience in the automotive industry, five of those have been at the Senior Master Technician level.

Michael’s interest in cars began when he had his first project car, a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro. His passion for mechanics and the automotive industry grew from there. Michael’s latest projects have been motorcycles, including a 1982 Yamaha Virago 920 and a 1981 Yamaha XJ-750.