Automotive Service Technology
Graduates of this ASE certified training program will be qualified for entry-level employment with automobile dealerships, fleet operators, automotive specialty shops, mass merchandisers, and independent retailers. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic and test equipment, students will learn operational theory, diagnostic procedures, and industry accepted methods of service and repair of current automotive systems.
All courses contain periods of classroom lecture, practical demonstration and “hands-on” laboratory experience to provide a comprehensive and thorough learning experience for the student. The instruction, course of study, facilities, and equipment of this institution, have been evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Standards of Quality (ASE) for the training of Automobile Technicians.
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The Automotive Service Technology program is approximately 15 months (1800 hours).
Industry Certifications/State Credentials:
- ASE Automobile/Light Truck Certification
- A1–Engine Repair
- A2–Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
- A3–Manual Drive Train & Axles
- A4–Suspension & Steering
- A6–Electrical/Electronic Systems
- A7–Heating & Air Conditioning
- A8–Engine Performance
- G1–ASE Auto Maintenance & Light Repair
- Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) Certified Technician
- ASE Entry Level–Auto:
- Automobile Service Technology (AS)
- Engine Repair (ER)
- Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (AT)
- Manual Drive Train & Axles (MD)
- Suspension & Steering (SS)
- Brakes (BR)
- Electrical/Electronic Systems (EE)
- Heating & Air Conditioning (AC)
- Engine Performance (EP)
NOTE: Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification is an option after one (1) year of employment experience. A written test must be passed to obtain certification. College credit may be available for ASE certification. NATEF approved.
Obtainment Time Frame: In program
Tools are necessary for employment. The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion. The basic skills grade levels for this program are Math-10, Language-9 and Reading-9.
Industry certifications associated with this program may include: Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in Engine Repair, Electrical Systems, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, HVAC, Manual Drivetrain, Front End, Brakes and Engine Performance. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification is an option after one (1) year of employment experience. A written test must be passed to obtain certification. College credit may be available for ASE certification. NATEF approved.
Applicants must be:
- 18 years of age or older
- Licensed drivers
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