Automotive Service Technology
Adult Program Number I470608
Secondary Program Number 8709400
Program Description: Automotive Service Technology prepares students for careers in the automotive industry. The program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and offers five Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications: brakes, steering and suspension, heating and A/C, engine repair, and electrical/electronic systems. Starting with basic vehicle maintenance, students gain hands-on practical experience in maintaining, troubleshooting, replacing, and repairing systems on the automobile. Included is inspecting and overhauling engines and transmissions. Secondary students seeking advanced training must be dual enrollment after the first six secondary credits. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completer's is 9.0 in reading and language, and 10.0 in math. Refer to TABE requirements on page 11 of this catalog.

Job Opportunities: Program completer's may be employed in auto dealerships, used car repair, and in any business that repairs or services cars, including parts marketing. During the most recent follow-up survey (2009-10), 58.33% of the graduates were employed.

Program Costs: The approximate cost for the first semester is $1,600.00 for a full time student.

Special Considerations: Students enrolled in this program are expected to take the ASE certification exams. The exams are offered in November and March. Secondary students will have to pay for their examination fees. Adult students are pre-paid for most of the appropriate ASE exams. Graduates will be expected to provide their own tools as a condition of employment

Automotive Service Technology - 1800 Hours

Adult Courses and Clock Hours
Secondary students are enrolled in courses established by the Course Code Directory. Contact the high school guidance counselor for information.

The postsecondary occupations and the associated courses included in this program are:

AER0014: Automotive Services Assistor - The content of this course includes equipment skills and safety regulations, maintenance and consumer services.
Adult – 300 clock hours

AER0110: Engine Repair Technician - The focus of this course is engine diagnosis and repair, including cylinder head and valve train, engine block, lubrication and cooling systems. Adult – 150 clock hours

AER0257:Automatic Transmission And Transaxle Technician  - The focus of this course is diagnosis, repair and maintenance of vehicle transmission/transaxle repair.  Adult - 150 clock hours

AER0274: Manual Drivetrain And Axle Technician - Repair and diagnosis of general drive train , clutch, rear axle, ring and pinion gears, and slip differential. Adult - 150 clock hours. 

AER0453: Automotive Suspension And Steering Technician - The content of this course includes front and rear suspensions, wheel alignment, steering systems, wheel and time diagnosis and repair.
Adult – 150 clock hours

AER0418: Automotive Brake System Technician - Break diagnosis and repair are the focus of this course, including disc and drum brakes and power assist units. Miscellaneous diagnosis and repair of wheel bearings, parking brakes, and anti-lock brake systems.
Adult – 150 clock hours

AER0360: Auto Electrical/Electronic System Technician - Diagnosing/troubleshooting electrical/electron components
is the focus of this course, including batteries, starting system, charging systems, lighting systems, gauges, warning devices, information systems, horn, and wiper/washer repair.
Adult – 300 clock hours

AER0172: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician - Diagnosis and repair of a/c system, refrigeration system component diagnosis and repair of compressor, compressor clutch, evaporator, receiver/drier, condenser, etc.  Adult - 150 clock hours.

AER0503: Automotive Engine Performance Technician  - General engine diagnosis, proficiency in computerized engine controls and repair, demonstrate proficiency in engine related service.  Adult - 300 clock hours

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS                                 1,800