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Automotive Service Technology

Automotive Service Technology  (I470608)

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution and logistics career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster. The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment and/or specialized training in the automotive industry. It is recommended that students enrolling in this program have a valid driver's license. 

The content includes, but is not limited to, planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

George Stone Technical College is a Certified National Automotive Training Education Foundation (NATEF) Center. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared o take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams for ASE certification. The sequence of OCP's after completing the core OCP A is at the discretion of the instructor. It should be noted that NATEF requires a minimum certification in four occupational areas (Brakes, Electrical/Electronics, Engine Performance and Suspension/Steering) for program certification.

Program content includes the following courses:

OCPs Title   Course # Hours
A Automobile Services Assistor   AER0014 300
B Engine Repair Technician   AER0110 150
G Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician   AER0360 300
F Automotive Brake System Technician   AER0418 150
E Automobile Suspension and Steering Technician   AER0453 150
I Automotive Engine Performance Technician      AER0503 300
H Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician          AER0172 150
D Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician   AER0274 150
C Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician   AER0257 150

Program Length:   1800 Hours


Program Times

Status Times Frequency
Full Time - Day  8:00AM - 1:30PM MTWRF
Part Time - Day 8:00AM - 10:30AM MTWRF
Part Time - Day 11:00AM - 1:30PM MTWRF
Full Time - Evening 2:15PM - 9:00PM MTWR
Part Time - Evening 2:15PM - 5:15PM MTWR
Part Time - Evening 6:00PM - 9:00PM MTWR


Program Costs

Estimated for Florida Residents

Tuition: $5,400.00 

Books/Supplies: $750

Basic entry tools: $500

Total: $6650.00



Industry Salaries

Salary Rate: $21,000 - $60,000

Pensacola Average: $35,040

State Average: $36,000

National Average: $36,610

Instructor Contact Information

Evening Instructor

Phone: 850-941-6200 ext 2138


Location: Building 7, Room 702

Office Hours: Monday through Wednesday 11:30AM - 9:00PM and Thursday 12:00PM - 9:00PM


When asked why she picked George Stone Technical College for Automotive Service Technology, former student L. Wiggins said, "Before I came, I did a little research and found out that they were a NATEF program and my instructor would be ASE certified. That is why I made the choice."

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