Automotive Service Technology

PURPOSE: This program is designed to provide students with the necessary academic, vocational, and interpersonal skills for successful employment and lifelong learning in a rapidly changing, technologically oriented, global society.

PROGRAM CONTENT: Basic automotive skills are taught in the automotive auto-core program along with electronics and theory for engine performance and advanced system diagnosis. After auto-core, students receive advanced training in the eight areas of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing, with preparation skills provided to pass the ASE certification tests in each of the eight specific areas, as well as, the advanced engine performance test.

In addition, students receive instruction in safe and efficient work practices, employability skills, basic management concepts, troubleshooting skills, communication, and leadership.

The program includes:

  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic transmission
  • Suspension and steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/electronic systems
  • Heating/Air Conditioning
  • Engine performance
  • Manuel drive train and axels

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: The entire program is 1800 hours, but students can earn a certificate upon completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCP’s):

HOURS:

  • OCP A Automotive Services Assistor  300
  • OCP B Engine Repair Technician  150
  • OCP C Automatic Transmission & Transaxle Technician  150
  • OCP D Manual Drive Train & Axle Technician  150
  • OCP E Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician  150
  • OCP F Automotive Brake System Technician  150
  • OCP G Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician  300
  • OCP H Automotive Heating and A/C Technician  150
  •  OCP I Automotive Engine Performance Technician  300

Minimum basic skills grade levels required for awarding a full program completion certificate are 10th grade in math and 9th grade in reading and language on the  Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
, Individuals can work as an automotive technician, automotive technician assistant, automotive technician apprentice, or automotive specialist in different areas.Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a full program completion certificate are 10th grade in ma and 9th grade in reading and language on the  Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

SALARY: The median hourly salary ranges from $16.02 to $19.61.

NOTE: Different kinds of financial aid are available to eligible students and eligible programs. Applications and information regarding financial aid resources may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

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