Automotive Service Technology (5458A)
Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
This program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of occupations and careers found in the automotive service and repair industry. A combination of technical theory and practical hands-on instruction will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for entry level employment in this high wage field.
Coursework for the Automotive Service Technology program prepares students for the Automotive Technician ASE (National Automotive Service Excellence ) certification exams in Engine Repair (A1), Brakes (A5), Steering and Suspension (A4) Electricity and Electronics (A6), Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2), Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3), Heating and Air Conditioning (A7), and Engine Performance (A8). For more information please refer to www.ASE.com.
Program coursework content also covers:
• Shop organization
• Environmental and safety practices
• Proper use of tools and equipment
• Applied math and science
• Employability skills
• Maintenance operations and shop facilities
• Proper and safe use of tools and diagnostic equipment.
The Automotive Service Technology program is accredited as a Master Training Program by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) meeting national training standards in Automotive Service Excellence areas of certification: www.NATEF.org.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
1. No high school diploma or GED required.
2. Complete an Application for admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.
3. Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt, please go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/academicservices/curriculum-and-programs/Tabe-standards.aspx.
4. Send request for official high school transcripts, GED, or validated foreign equivalent to the Admissions Office.
5. Attend a program informational session or meet with the program advisor.
1. Successfully complete all of the courses in the program.
2. All financial responsibilities must be satisfied.
1800 hours or approximately a 1 1/2 years
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
Eligio Marquez Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org, (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: 1800|
|Group A Automotive Services Assistor|
|AER0014||Introduction to Automotive Service||300|
|Group B Engine Repair Technician|
|AER0199||Automotive Engine Repair||150|
|Group C Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician|
|AER0299||Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles||150|
|Group D Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician|
|AER0399||Automotive Manual Transmissions and Transaxles||150|
|Group E Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician|
|AER0499||Automotive Steering and Suspension||150|
|Group F Automotive Brake System Technician|
|AER0599||Automotive Brake Systems||150|
|Group G Automotive Electrical and Electronic System Technician|
|AER0691||Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems 1||150|
|AER0692||Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems 2||150|
|Group H Automotive Heating and Air-Conditioning Technical|
|AER0759||Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning||150|
|Group I Automotive Engine Performance Technician|
|AER0891||Automotive Engine Performance 1||150|
|AER0892||Automotive Engine Performance 2||150|
|Total Program Clock Hours: 1800|
Upon completion of this program, students, may seek employment as entry-level automotive technicians in dealerships, independent repair shops, or fleet maintenance facilities. Students may choose to enter jobs as technicians, service advisors, parts specialists, or entrepreneurs.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
Career Path Notes
Upon completion of the Automotive Service Technology 1 program, and meeting eligibility requirements, students will be able to enroll in the advanced automotive program, Automotive Service Technology 2. Once both Automotive PSAV programs are completed successfully, the student will be able to apply for prior learning credit and earn 24 college credits toward an A.S. degree in Industrial Management Technology.
For further information on the A.S. degree, please refer to program website: www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/IndustrialMgmt.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/