Automotive Service Technology
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The mission of the Automotive Service Technology program is 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.
Basic automotive skills are taught in the automotive autocore program along with electronics and theory for engine performance and advanced system diagnosis. Students receive advanced training in the eight areas of 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. ASE areas include: Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Trans-axle, Manual drive train and axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes System Technology, Electrical/Electronic systems, Heating and Air Conditioning and Engine Performance and Advanced Engine Performance.
16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
Would benefit the student to have a valid driver license and a clear driving record to ensure employment after graduation
The entire program is 1800 hours, but students can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:
|OCP A||Automotive Services Assistor||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Engine Repair Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP C||Automatic Transmission & Trans-axle Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP D||Manual Drive Train & Axle Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP E||Automobile Suspension and Steering Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP F||Automotive Brake System Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP G||Automotive Electrical / Electronic System Technician||300 Hours|
|OCP H||Automotive Heating and A/C Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP I||Automotive Engine Performance Technician||300 Hours|
|Total Hours: 1800|
Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 9th grade in Math, Reading, and Language on the TABE® test, or Industry Certification. Additional information can be provided by student services. Students are expected to complete program competencies.
- Automotive Technician
- Automotive Technician Apprentice
- Automotive Technician Assistant
- Automotive Specialist in Different ASE Areas
Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics complete a program at a post-secondary institution, Industry certification is usually required once person is employed.
According to the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for an Automotive Service Technician was $39,990 annually or $19.23 per hour.
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.
In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (Subject to change)
$15.00 application fee per trimester
Material fee – $25.00
Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester
Liability insurance fee – $10.50
Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable
Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.