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Automotive Service Technology
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Get Started on Your Career Path Today!

Step 1 - Attend a Program Specific Orientation
Step 2 - Basic Skills Testing
Step 3 - Complete an Application
Step 4 - Apply for Financial Aid (Optional)
Step 5 - Request Disability Services (Optional)
Step 6 - Complete & Upload Required Documents
Step 7 - Counselor Interview
Step 8 - Registration & Enrollment

Automotive Service Technology

Program Length:
1800 hours (approximately 18 months – full time)

Delivery Method:
Traditional – 100% classroom based

Days & Times:
Monday – Friday     7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Course Content:
Students are trained in the use of technical and flat-rate information systems, as well as a variety of hand and power tools.

Training also includes the use of electronic diagnostic and other test equipment. Specialty training is provided in such areas as air conditioning, front-end alignment, and the use of computerized automotive repair data systems.

Instruction coincides with the eight (8) areas recognized by the Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for professional technician certification, and provides for eight areas of specialization in Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance. Students are encouraged to participate in the ASE Certification testing program during their training.

The Automotive Service Technology program is certified as a Master Training Program by the ASE Education Foundation meeting national training standards in eight Automotive Service Excellence areas of certification.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • Basic Automotive Service
  • Brake Systems
  • Electrical Systems/Auto Electronics
  • Employability Skills
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Manual Drive Train & Axles
  • Suspension & Steering

Completion Time:
The standard length of this program is 1800 hours / approx. 18 months (full-time)

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry certification, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System.  Students must enroll within two (2) years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry certifications.

Certification fees and tools for entry level employment are additional.

To get started in the Automotive Service Technology Program, sign up today for a program orientation or contact the counselor at [email protected] today!

Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:

  • Demand for Automotive Technicians is expected to grow about 5%* between 2014 and 2024.
  • Entry level wages are about $12.50/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity