Automotive Service Technology

About this Major

This major includes additional ASE entry level certifications students can earn. In addition to the required courses, students then select two of five electable courses to complete this major.

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:

  • Transmission/Transaxle
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Manual Drive Train & Axles
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Maintenance and Light Repair

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

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

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students

Campus

Reno, Rockwell

Total Hours Required

1,300

Length

  • Full-time: 11 months of instruction
  • Part-time: 22 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 the AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Automotive Service Technology

  • Automotive Electrical/Electronics 250 hours
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 125 hours
  • Automotive Engine Performance 250 hours
  • Automotive Engine Repair 125 hours
  • Automotive Brakes 125 hours
  • Automotive Steering and Suspension 125 hours
  • Work Force Staging 50 hours
  • Automotive Automatic Transmission 125 hours
  • Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axle 125 hours
  • On-The-Job-Training 125 hours
  • Service Consultant 125 hours
  • Automotive Core 125 service

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • ASE Entry Level Certification (9 categories)- $40*
  • Snap-on Certification (3 categories)

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Uniform (2): $78

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

up to $78 for uniforms
*ASE Entry Level Certification fee is paid by Francis Tuttle

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • ASE Entry Level Certification (9 categories)- $40*
  • Snap-on Certification (3 categories)

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,860
  • Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Uniforms (2): $78

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

$2,953

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

*ASE Entry Level Certification fee is paid by Francis Tuttle

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • ASE Entry Level Certification (9 categories)- $40
  • Snap-on Certification (3 categories)

Tuition & Fees

  • $5,720
  • Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Uniforms (2): $78

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

$5,813

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

*ASE Entry Level Certification fee is paid by Francis Tuttle

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$12-$15

per hour

Pass Rate

82%

passing

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

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

Automotive Service students