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Automotive Service Technology


Please join us for a free

Information Session

February 7

Building ETD - Room 103

  Lake Worth campus

 

Student competencies to exit the program for employment are established by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF). 

AER0014 Introduction to Automotive Services (300 Hours)
This course will introduce students to entry level skills in basic automotive service and systems operations. The topics covered include shop safety, OSHA rules, identification and proper use of shop tools and equipment, automotive component identification, ASE certification requirements, use of electronic service information, proper use of measuring tools, EPA rules on hazardous waste handling and disposal, routine maintenance, applied academics, workplace skills and customer service. Instruction will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


AER0199 Automotive Engine Repair (150 Hours)
This course is designed to establish proficiency in engine theory and repair. Areas of concentration will include the diagnosis and repair of cylinder head and valve train, engine block, lubrication and cooling systems. Course will consist of both classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


AER0499 Automotive Steering and Suspension (150 Hours)
This course is designed to establish proficiency in steering, suspension and wheel alignment systems. Emphasis will be placed on the diagnosis, and repair of components that are critical to safe and efficient operation. Instruction will consist of both classroom and laboratory activities, which will be designed to achieve industry standards and safety.


AER0599 Automotive Brake Systems (150 Hours)
This course is designed to establish proficiency in the operation and servicing of brake systems. Instruction will include disc and drum brakes, power assist units, anti-lock systems, and related miscellaneous mechanical/electrical components. Instruction will consist of both classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


AER0691 Automotive Electrical and Electronics Systems 1 (150 Hours)
This course is designed to teach the principles of electrical and electronic diagnosing and troubleshooting of automotive parts and components. An emphasis will also be placed on the proper diagnosis, service and repair of battery and starting systems. Instruction will consist of both classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


AER0692 Automotive Electrical and Electronics Systems 2 (150 Hours)
This is an advanced course designed to establish proficiency in the diagnosis and repair of the vehicle's charging systems, lighting systems, driver information systems and electrical/electronic accessories. The course will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.

AER0014 Introduction to Automotive Services (300 Hours)
This course will introduce students to entry level skills in basic automotive service and systems operations. The topics covered include shop safety, OSHA rules, identification and proper use of shop tools and equipment, automotive component identification, ASE certification requirements, use of electronic service information, proper use of measuring tools, EPA rules on hazardous waste handling and disposal, routine maintenance, applied academics, workplace skills and customer service. Instruction will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


AER0199 Automotive Engine Repair (150 Hours)
This course is designed to establish proficiency in engine theory and repair. Areas of concentration will include the diagnosis and repair of cylinder head and valve train, engine block, lubrication and cooling systems. Course will consist of both classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


AER0499 Automotive Steering and Suspension (150 Hours)
This course is designed to establish proficiency in steering, suspension and wheel alignment systems. Emphasis will be placed on the diagnosis, and repair of components that are critical to safe and efficient operation. Instruction will consist of both classroom and laboratory activities, which will be designed to achieve industry standards and safety.


AER0599 Automotive Brake Systems (150 Hours)
This course is designed to establish proficiency in the operation and servicing of brake systems. Instruction will include disc and drum brakes, power assist units, anti-lock systems, and related miscellaneous mechanical/electrical components. Instruction will consist of both classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


AER0691 Automotive Electrical and Electronics Systems 1 (150 Hours)
This course is designed to teach the principles of electrical and electronic diagnosing and troubleshooting of automotive parts and components. An emphasis will also be placed on the proper diagnosis, service and repair of battery and starting systems. Instruction will consist of both classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


AER0692 Automotive Electrical and Electronics Systems 2 (150 Hours)
This is an advanced course designed to establish proficiency in the diagnosis and repair of the vehicle's charging systems, lighting systems, driver information systems and electrical/electronic accessories. The course will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


AER0299 Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (150 Hours)

This course is designed to teach the principles, operation, diagnosis and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles. The areas of concentration will include preventive maintenance, service adjustments, removal and installation and component replacement. Instruction will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety..


AER0399 Automotive Manual Transmissions and Transaxles (150 Hours)
This course is designed to establish proficiency in the operation, service, diagnosis and repair of manual transmissions and transaxles. An emphasis will be placed on the removal, repair and replacement clutch assemblies, drive shafts, differentials and four-wheel drive components. The course will consist of both classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


AER0759 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning (150 Hours)
This course is designed to establish proficiency in the diagnosis and repair of heating, air conditioning and engine cooling systems. Emphasis will be placed on controls, vacuum and mechanical components, clutch and compressor and refrigerant recovery. Instruction will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


AER0891 Automotive Engine Performance 1 (150 Hours)
This is an introductory course designed to establish proficiency in the diagnosis and repair of engine ignition systems, computerized controls, and emissions systems. Special emphasis will be placed on the proper use of engine performance diagnostic tools such as the engine analyzer, oscilloscope, emissions analyzer and hand held scan tools. The course instruction will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


AER0892 Automotive Engine Performance 2 (150 Hours)
This course is designed to establish an advanced level of proficiency in the diagnosis and repair of engine performance and drivability problems that may affect the power, fuel economy, emission output levels and dependability of the vehicle. The major areas covered include the diagnosis and troubleshooting of the emission control system, computer system, ignition system, fuel system, exhaust system and the engine's mechanical system. The student will learn to use diagnostic tools such as a trouble code scanner, oscilloscope, computer analyzer and a dynamometer. Course will consist of classroom and laboratory activities designed to meet industry standards and safety.


Automotive Service Mission Statement

Palm Beach State College Mission
Palm Beach State College's mission is to create and sustain a dynamic teaching and learning environment that provides a high-quality, accessible, affordable education, preparing students to contribute and compete ethically and successfully in a diverse global community.


Trade & Industry Mission
The mission of Palm Beach State College's Trade and Industrial Programs is to provide high-quality; employment-focused workforce education and training designed to meet the changing needs of our diverse community.


Automotive Service Technology Mission
The mission of the Automotive Technology Program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills required for employment in the automotive industry, through a dedicated and knowledgeable staff, and active partnership with the business community.


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Check Admission Status

Your admission to a Trade and Industry program may be delayed for one or more of the following reasons:

  • You have not taken the TABE or provided proof of exemption.
  • You have not had an advising session with a PSAV advisor.
  • You have completed 50% of your program courses and have not satisfied the VPI co-requisite course requirements.

See a PSAV advisor or Workforce Assessment Advisor to complete your application process. This program is eligible for Financial Aid.

Some students entering this program are required to take the TABE test. All are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration. For more information on the TABE and admissions procedures contact Mikayel Ishmael.

This program is available at Palm Beach State at Lake Worth. The approximate cost for both Automotive Service Technology 1 and Automotive Service Technology 2 is $5600.


Instructor Links

Ronald Nocenti

Andrew Rayfield

Steven Spencer

Luis Tamayo

Ronald Widdoss


Contact Info

Eligio Marquez, Program Director
561-868-3542

 

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