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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair PSAV

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician (PSAV 5451)

Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
The Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Program will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment as an entry-level technician in the automotive industry. This 600-hour program employs theory and laboratory work to cover a broad range of entry-level skills that will provide a solid foundation in the automotive industry. 


Admission Requirements

1. No high school diploma or GED is required. (To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must:                            Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed                      homeschooling)
2. Complete an application for admission, located at
3. Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt, please go to
4. Send request for official high school transcripts, GED, or validated foreign equivalent to the Admissions Office.
5. Attend a program information session and meet with the program advisor.

Completion Requirements

  1. 1. Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
    2. All financial responsibilities must be satisfied.

Program Length
Daytime: 600 clock hours - 20 weeks/ Evening: 600 clock hours - 30 weeks

This program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Eligio Marquez Jr., Program Director,, (561) 868-3542 

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Clock Hours: 600
AER0025 Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 1 150
AER0026 Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 2 150
AER0027 Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 3 150
AER0028 Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 4 150
Total Program Clock Hours: 600

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Upon completion of this program, students may seek employment as entry-level automotive technicians in dealerships, quick lube shops, tire stores or independent service/repair shops. Students may choose to enter jobs as technicians, service advisors, parts specialists or entrepreneurs. 

Career Path Notes
This program provides instruction in the general maintenance and light repair areas of automobile specialization. Student competencies to exit the program for employment are established by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation. 

Career Center
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook:
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