Automotive Service Technology

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Program Objective:

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.

Program Content:

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.

Admission Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program

  • Occupational Interest

  • Would benefit the student to have a valid driver license and a clear driving record to ensure employment after graduation

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1800 hours, but students can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:

OCP AAutomotive Services Assistor300 Hours
OCP BEngine Repair Technician150 Hours
OCP CAutomatic Transmission & Trans-axle Technician150 Hours
OCP DManual Drive Train & Axle Technician150 Hours
OCP EAutomobile Suspension and Steering Technician150 Hours
OCP FAutomotive Brake System Technician150 Hours
OCP GAutomotive Electrical / Electronic System Technician300 Hours
OCP HAutomotive Heating and A/C Technician150 Hours
OCP I Automotive Engine Performance Technician300 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.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Automotive Technician Apprentice
  • Automotive Technician Assistant
  • Automotive Specialist in Different ASE Areas

Employment Requirements:

  • Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics complete a program at a post-secondary institution, Industry certification is usually required once person is employed. 


The average wage for this career in Florida is $21.09 hourly or $43,860 annually.

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 Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

Program Cost:

  • 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

Program Hours:

  • Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

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