Automotive Service Technician

About this Major

This major is aligned to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. Students can attain certification in several ASE entry-level categories through taking this course.

Many tasks performed by Automotive Service Technicians require detail-oriented, hands-on work. For success in this career, technicians must be able to work well independently and as a team member.

Technicians must be able to adapt to new technologies and methods for repairs. In addition, employers expect a clean and neat appearance, a good driving record, and a clean background check that displays professionalism.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

ASE Entry-Level Certification in the following:

  • Brakes
  • Electrical & Electronic Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Maintenance & Light Repair

Snap-on Certification in the following (Rockwell only):

  • Scan Tool Certification
  • Digital Volt Ohm Meter 604 Certification
  • Battery Starting & Charging Systems Certification

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors and adult students

Total Hours Required

1,080

Length

  • Full-time: 9 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 18 months of instruction
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate

Times

Two sessions: Monday — Friday 

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adults enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions

Courses for Automotive General Service Technician

  • Automotive Brakes (ASE) 135
  • Automotive Engine Repair (ASE) 135 hours
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning (ASE) 135 hours
  • Automotive Steering and Suspension 135 hours
  • Automotive Engine Performance (ASE) 135 hours
  • Automotive Transmission and Transaxle/Manual Drivetrains 135 hours
  • Automotive Electrical/Electronics (ASE) 135 hours
  • Automotive Service Essentials / Workforce Development 135 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • ASE Student Entry/Level Certification- $40
  • Snap-On Certification

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Uniform(2): $78

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

$78 for uniform
ASE Entry Level Certification Fee is paid by Francis Tuttle

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • ASE Student Entry Level Certification- $40
  • Snap-On Certification

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,376
  • Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Uniform (2): up to $78

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

$2,469

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

ASE Entry Level Certification fee is paid by Francis Tuttle. Financial Aid is eligible at Rockwell and Reno campuses; not at Danforth.

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • ASE Student Entry Level Certification- $40
  • Snap-On Certification

Tuition & Fees

  • $4,752
  • Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Uniform (2): $78

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

$4,845

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

ASE Entry Level Certification fee is paid by Francis Tuttle. Financial Aid is eligible at Rockwell and Reno campuses; not at Danforth.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$12-$15

per hour

Pass Rate

82%

completion

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Automotive Service Centers, Independent Repair Facilities, Discount Repair Facilities, Retail Part Shops, Dealerships, Wholesale Facilities

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