Automotive Service Technology
An exciting, fast-paced, and rewarding career.
Today, automotive technicians use computers and scanners to help diagnose problems in cars. This discipline is taught by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified instructors and allows students who complete specific coursework to be qualified for employment or additional specialized training.
- Light Duty Service Assistant
- Engine Performance/Repair Technician
- Service Manager
- Shop Owner/Operator
- Automatic & Manual Drive Train Technician or TransAxle Technician
- Steering, Suspension, and Alignment Technician
- Brake System Technician
- Electrical/Electronic System Technician
- Heating & Air Conditioning Technician
- Automotive Parts Specialist
Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $21.09 hourly or $43,860 annually.
The entire program is 1800 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Automotive Services Assistor||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Engine Repair Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP C||Automatic Transmission & Trans-axle Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP D||Manual Drive Train & Axle Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP E||Automobile Suspension and Steering Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP F||Automotive Brake System Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP G||Automotive Electrical / Electronic System Technician||300 Hours|
|OCP H||Automotive Heating and A/C Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP I||Automotive Engine Performance Technician||300 Hours|
|Total Hours: 1800|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Automotive Service Technology is available at the following school (s):
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.|
Monday - Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
|Southwest Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College|
|Southwest Adult Education Center|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm.