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Automotive Service Technology

Automotive Service Program

Roy Shafer with Automotive Service StudentThis program is available to current high school students tuition free. Click to learn more.

Classes are offered in a modern facility comparable to professional shops using the latest available diagnostic and test equipment. New test equipment is added as necessary to maintain up-to-date equipment. Some of the equipment includes: Lab Scopes, Diagnostic Scanners, Digital Volt-Ohm Testers, Brake Lathes, and Alignment Equipment.

Training covers eight of the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification areas:

  • Automotive Electrical Systems
  • Automotive Suspension, Steering, and Alignment
  • Automotive Brakes
  • Automotive Engine Performance
  • Automotive Engine Repair
  • Automotive Manual Transmissions, Differentials, and Transaxles
  • Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

Students receive technical training to enter the industry as entry level automotive service and diagnostic technicians. Through hands-on training in a shop environment and comprehensive classroom instruction, students learn to repair the complex electrical and computerized systems of today's automobiles and light trucks. Training is tailored to prepare the students for ASE certification tests.

Career opportunities in the automotive industry include but are not limited to dealerships, fleets, and independent repair shops.

To receive a certificate of completion, the student must complete a minimum of four of the eight program emphasis areas with a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above, and complete a minimum of 95% of priority 1, 80% of priority 2, and 50% of priority 3 ASE tasks (CCC requires 80% of all tasks).

Salary

15K to 35K/year. Experienced 55K.

Jobs

  • Line Tech
  • Alignment Tech
  • Brake Specialist
  • Drivability Tech
  • Service Writer
  • Service Advisor
  • Parts Specialist

Associate Degree or   Certificate

  • Preparation for ASE Certification.
  • Work Experience.