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Automotive Service Technology

Automotive Service Technology Course - 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.

Career Opportunities:

  • 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 Outlook:

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.

Completion Requirements:

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 AAutomotive Services Assistor300 Hours
OCP BEngine Repair Technician150 Hours
OCP CAutomatic Transmission & Trans-axle Technician150 Hours
OCP DManual Drive Train & Axle Technician150 Hours
OCP EAutomobile Suspension and Steering Technician150 Hours
OCP FAutomotive Brake System Technician150 Hours
OCP GAutomotive Electrical / Electronic System Technician300 Hours
OCP HAutomotive Heating and A/C Technician150 Hours
OCP IAutomotive Engine Performance Technician300 Hours
Total Hours: 1800

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Automotive Service Technology is available at the following school (s):

Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - 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 CenterMonday - Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 557-1100
Danielle Taylor
Jackie Benjamin
Vanessa Torres
Elizabeth Forero
Ext. 2230
Ext. 2215
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2216
Southwest Adult Education Center
(305) 274-0181
Josefa Rodriguez
Yamile Reyes
Ext. 2243