Automotive Service Technology Program
Program Description, Mission, and Objectives
The Automotive Service Technology Program is designed to
provide the necessary educational background and practical training to repair
today’s automobiles and light trucks. Theoretical knowledge and practical
experience are combined to provide students with the occupational skills needed
to be successful.
The mission is to assist each individual in choosing,
preparing for, and becoming gainfully employed in the field of Automotive
Automotive service technicians inspect, maintain, and
repair automobiles and light trucks that run on gasoline, electricity or
alternative fuels such as ethanol. Automotive service technicians’ and
mechanics’ responsibilities have evolved from simple mechanical repairs to
high-level technology-related work. The increasing sophistication of
automobiles requires workers who can use computerized shop equipment and work
with electronic components while maintaining their skills with traditional
Today, integrated electronic systems and complex computers regulate vehicles and their performance while on the road. Technicians must have an increasingly broad knowledge of how vehicles complex components work and interact. They also must be able to work with electronic diagnostic equipment and digital manuals and reference materials.
Graduates of the Automotive Mechanics Technology Program
can become employed as a Repair Service Estimator, Automotive Service Writer,
Auto Repair Technician, Shop Foreman or Specialty Shop Technician. Additional information is available from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Successful Automotive Technicians must possess strong communication and analytical skills, mechanical aptitude, good computer skills, the ability to read and interpret service manuals, an interest in keeping abreast of new technology and a special desire to learn new service and repair procedures.
Earnings for Automotive Technicians as reported by the
2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook are as follows:
- The median hourly earnings of automotive service technicians and mechanics, including commission, is $17.21.
- The highest 10 percent of automotive service technicians and mechanics earn more than $28.65 an hour.
Types of Programs Offered
Click on the level of training that is right for you.
Career Skills Certificate
Estimated Program Costs
|Type of Program
||Est. Tuition and Fees
||Est. Book Cost
||Estimated Total Cost
|ASE (Automotive Service Technology)
ASE (Automotive Service Technology)
|Career Skills Certificate
Mr. Aaron Jennings
Technician, Tucker Automotive
Mr. Gary Mullican
Instructor, Huntsville Center for Technology
Mr. Tony Rodgers
Scottsboro Tire & Auto Repair
Mr. Mark Swaim
Mr. Matthew Call
Lexus of Huntsville
The Automotive Service Technology program is NATEF
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