Have you always dreamed of working on cars or owning your own garage? If you answered yes to either of these questions then our Automotive Technology Services Program could be right for you. Click on the link below to read about some of the common personality traits of the Auto Technician:
This program has earned Master Certification from The National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation (NATEF) which is the educational division of The National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The program instructors hold ASE Master Technician status.
Students aquire the technical background necessary to use appropriate technical service information, proper and safe use of hand and power tools as well as specialized test equipment, diagnosis of malfunctions, disassembly of units, inspection, repair and/or replacement of parts, and basic shop skills and services.
A basic set of tools is needed by the second week of class. Student accident insurance is required. As students enter each service area, they will be given a list of necessary tools specific to that area.
The Automotive Service Technology program is an 1800 hour course and takes approximately 1.5 years to complete. Students receive a state of Florida Adult Certificate of Completion upon graduation.
The course content trains students for the following elements of the automotive industry:
- Technical and Product skills
- Underlying Principles of Technology
- Labor and Community Issues
- Health, Safety, and Environmental Issues
Opportunities for on-the-job training (OJT) are available.
Students will then either move on to employment in the field or may continue their education at a community college working towards an Associate’s degree in Automotive Service Technology. Completion of this course allows articulation to any community college in Florida equal to 19 credit hours based on ASE Exams.
Industry Certifications Exams available to enrolled students include:
- ASE Certification for each subject area
Subjects taught in the Automotive Service Technology Program include:
- Lube Service
- A/C and Heat
- Engine Repair
- Engine Performance
- Automatic Transmissions
- Manual Transmissions and Drive-train
- Steering and Suspension
- Electrical Systems
To apply to this program please read through the admissions process and instructions on this page:
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