Automotive Service Technology I
Success begins with the first step
The purpose of the Automotive Service Technology I Program is to prepare students for employment and/or specialized training in the automotive industry.
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster.
The content includes but is not limited to broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Automotive industry; planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.
- 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 18 to 25 years old.
The entire program is 1050 hours but students can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:
|OCP A||Automobile Services Assistor||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Automotive Brake System Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP C||Automobile Suspension and Steering Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP D||Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician||300 Hours|
|OCP E||Engine Repair Technician||150 Hours|
|Total Hours: 1050|
- Light Duty Service Assistant
- Engine Performance/Repair Technician
- Electrical/Electronic System Technician
- Brake System Technician
- Steering, Suspension & Alignment Technician
- Automatic & Manual Drive Train Technician or Trans-Axle Technician
- Heating & Air Conditioning Technician
- Automotive Parts Specialist
- Body Shop Specialist/Technician
- Service Manager
- Shop Owner/Operator
The average wage for this career in Florida is $21.09 hourly or $43,860 annually.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at www.fafsa.gov. Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
Shop or laboratory activities are an integral part of the Automotive Services Technology I program. These activities provide instruction in the use of automotive service equipment, tools, materials, and processes found in the automotive service industry.
- Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.