Auto Service Technology

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Description

Careers relating to the automotive service industry are the focus of these career pathways that were once called "auto mechanics." The course of study allows advanced students to participate in work-site learning to gain additional work experience. Instruction is meaningful, flexible, and adaptable to the needs of the industry, allowing students to enter the job market with broad transferable skills. The hands-on practice of working on projects adds to each student's experience in this rapidly advancing field of automotive technology. The training program is aligned with the updated 2017 National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.

Accreditation

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

Application

Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.

Tuition

High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Program/Courses/Hours

Auto Service Technology Fundamentals
Introduction to Auto Service 45
Brakes Systems 120
Steering / Suspension Systems 120
Electrical / Electronic Systems 120
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems 120
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 1 year
 
Auto Service Technology Advanced
Introduction to Auto Service 45
Brakes Systems 120
Steering / Suspension Systems 120
Electrical / Electronic Systems 120
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems 120
Engine Repair 120
Engine Performance 120
Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles 120
Manual Transmissions 120
Workforce Staging 45
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time 2 years

 

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

► Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Entry-Level - Auto Service Technology (AST): Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
ASE Entry-Level AST: Brakes
ASE Entry-Level AST: Electrical & Electronics
ASE Entry-Level AST: Engine Performance
ASE Entry-Level AST: Maintenance and Light Repair
ASE Entry-Level AST: Manual Drive Train & Axles
ASE Entry-Level AST: Suspension & Steering
ASE Entry-Level AST: Engine Repair
ASE Entry-Level AST: Heating & Air Conditioning
AST: Automotive Service Technology
National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC): WorkKeys

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:

SkillsUSA 

Schedule:

Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:45-3:45 PM; High School Students 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options:

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Auto Technician, Automobile Technician, Automotive Service Technician, Automotive Technician, Master Automotive Technician, Master Technician, Mechanic, Shop Foreman, Truck Technician – Approximate Pay Potential: $9-30/Hour. (source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3023.01):

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