Automotive Service Technology I

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Program Objective:

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

Program Content:

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.

Admission Requirements:

  • 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.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1050 hours but students can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:

OCPCOURSEHOURS
OCP AAutomobile Services Assistor
300 Hours
OCP BAutomotive Brake System Technician
150 Hours
OCP CAutomobile Suspension and Steering Technician150 Hours
OCP DAutomotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician300 Hours
OCP EEngine Repair Technician150 Hours
Total Hours: 1050

Employment Opportunities:

  • 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

Salary:

The average hourly wage and salary earnings for automotive service technicians and mechanics, including commission are $19.23 per hour. Master-level technicians in the industry can earn between $24.04 and $38.46 per hour.

Financial Aid:

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.

Program Cost:

  • 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.

Program Hours:

  • Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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