Braman Automotive Technology

This program is offered only at Braman Automotive Training Center, 2060 N.E. 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33127 Phone: 305-571-1225

PROGRAM PURPOSE: The purpose of the Automotive Service Technology 1 Program is to prepare students for employment and/or specialized training in the automotive industry.

PROGRAM CONTENT: The program provides both instruction and hands-on performance of all the basic tasks for initial training for employment in the automotive service field or further training in any or all of the specialty areas.  Competency in the tasks indicates to employers that the students are skilled in that area. Competencies established by the automotive industries for industry training standards plus integration of academic requirements and training in communications, leadership, entrepreneurship, human relations, employability skills, and safe efficient,  work practices account for 300 clock hours of instruction in the core curriculum.


Course No. Course Title and Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) Total Hours Shop Class Theory

and Lab

AER 0014 Automobile Services Assistor  (OCP A) 300 100 200
AER 0418 Automotive Brake System Technician (OCP B) 150 75 75
AER 0453 Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician (OCP C) 150 75 75
AER 0360 Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician (OCP D) 300 105 195
AER 110 Engine Repair Technician (OCP E) 150 75 75

LABORATORY ACTIVITIES: Shop or laboratory activities are an integral part of the Automotive Services Technology 1 program. These activities provide instruction in the use of automotive service equipment, tools, materials and processes found in the automotive service industry.


  • Submit an application.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Interview with a guidance counselor or department chairperson and/or instructor.
  • Pass a driving test.
  • Take initial assessment in reading, mathematics, and language within six weeks of entering the program.
  • Have a high school diploma.
  • Be 17 to 25 years old.

ENTRANCE DATES: Students must verify the beginning of the program with a school councilor.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1050 hours      Full-time      13 months

DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED: M-F      9:00 AM –   2:30 PM

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Individuals can work as an automotive technician, automotive technician assistant, automotive technician apprentice or automotive specialist in different areas.

SALARY: The median hourly salary ranges from $16.00 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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