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 2013 NATEF standards.

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): $3.00 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $6 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $9 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 Core 90
Electrical/Electronics Core 125
Steerging/Suspension Core 90
Engine Repair Introduction 25
Engine Performance Introduction 45
HVAC Core 45
Auto Transmission Introduction 15
Manual Drivetrains Introduction 15
Workforce Staging 30
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 1 year
 
Auto Service Technology Advanced
Introduction to Auto Service 45
Brakes Core 90
Electrical/Electronics Core 125
Steerging/Suspension Core 90
Engine Repair Introduction 25
Engine Performance Introduction 45
HVAC Core 45
Auto Transmission Introduction 15
Manual Drivetrains Introduction 15
Workforce Staging 30
Brakes Advanced 45
Steering/Suspension Advanced 45
Electrical/Electronics Advanced 105
Engine Performance Advanced 210
Engine Repair Core 30
Auto Transmission Core 45
Manual Drivetrains Core 45
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time 2 years

 

Certifications and/or Credentials

► AST: Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (ASE Student)
AST: Brakes (ASE Student)
AST: Electrical & Electronics (ASE Student)
AST: Engine Performance (ASE Student)
AST: Maintenance and Light Repair (ASE Student)
AST: Manual Drive Train & Axles (ASE Student)
AST: Suspension & Steering (ASE Student)
Brakes Technician
NCRC: WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certification

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 12:30-3:30 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM; High School Students 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:30 PM (students are encouraged to attend 8:00-8:15 AM or 12:30-12:45 PM for curriculum enrichment)

Employment Options:

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/47-2031.00):

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