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Automotive Service Technology
A NATEF Master Accredited Program

Automotive Service Technology

Mission:

The mission of the Automotive Service Technology program at Withlacoochee Technical College is to develop trained, capable, caring, and dedicated Automotive Technicians.

Description:

This program prepares students for employment and/or specialized training in the automotive industry. The instruction, course of study, facilities, and equipment of this institution, have been evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (N.A.T.E.F.) and meet the National College for Automotive Service Excellence Standards of Quality (ASE) for the training of Automobile Technicians in the following areas: Engine Repair, Electrical Systems, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Heating & Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Front End, Brakes and Engine Performance.

Industry Certification:

NATEF

National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF/ASE)

Unique Requirements:

The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion. Tools are necessary for employment. The basic skills grade levels for this program are: Mathematics 10.0, Language 9.0, Reading 9.0.

Completion time depends on the progress of the individual. The typical length of this program for the average achieving student is 1800 hours.

Completion Levels:

  • Automobile Services Assistor
  • Engine Repair Technician
  • Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician
  • Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician
  • Automobile Suspension and Steering Technician
  • Automotive Brake System Technician
  • Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician
  • Automotive Engine Performance Technician

Job Wages

Local employers have verified that the range of wages that can be reasonably expected by students who enter this field upon completion of the program are from $25,000 annually to $27,000 annually (Based on year-round, full-time employment)

Completion Requirements:

A student must have passed all required courses in the program, attend at least ninety percent (90%) of the class hours offered and satisfied all financial obligations before he or she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the program.

Course Information

Choose your Career Pathway

Contact Instructor

Robert Irving - 726-2430 Ext. 4309

Licensure/Certification

Automotive Service Excellence / National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (ASE/NATEF)

Articulation Agreement

Gold Standard Articulation Agreement

Students can potentially earn up to 19 credits toward an AAs/AS degree in Automotive Service Management Technology with successful completion of 5 ASE certifications. Check with the degree program of your choice for specific information.