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Automotive Service Technology CCP

Automotive Service Technology Overview (5458A)

Type of Award

CCP - Career Certificate Program

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-industry/default.aspx

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of occupations and careers found in the automotive service and repair industry. A combination of technical theory and practical hands-on instruction will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for entry level employment in this high wage field.

Coursework for the Automotive Service Technology program prepares students for the Automotive Technician ASE (National Automotive Service Excellence ) certification exams in Engine Repair (A1), Brakes (A5), Steering and Suspension (A4) Electricity and Electronics (A6), Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2), Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3), Heating and Air Conditioning (A7), and Engine Performance (A8). For more information please refer to www.ASE.com.

Program coursework content also covers:

Shop organization

Environmental and safety practices

Proper use of tools and equipment

Applied math and science

Employability skills

Maintenance operations and shop facilities

Entrepreneurship

Proper and safe use of tools and diagnostic equipment.

The Automotive Service Technology program is accredited as a Master Training Program by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) meeting national training standards in Automotive Service Excellence areas of certification: www.NATEF.org.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.

Admission Requirements

  1. No high school diploma or GED required. (To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must: Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have complete homeschooling)
  2. Complete an Application for admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications
  3. Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt, please go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/ academicservices/curriculum-and-programs/TABE-Standards
  4. Send request for official high school transcripts, GED, or validated foreign equivalent to the Admissions Office.
  5. Attend a program informational session or meet with the program advisor.

Completion Requirements

  1. Successfully complete all of the courses in the program.
  2. All financial responsibilities must be satisfied.

Program Length

1800 hours or approximately a 1 1/2 years

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Program Director, Eligio Marquez Jr., marqueze@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3542

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this program, students, may seek employment as entry-level automotive technicians in dealerships, independent repair shops, or fleet maintenance facilities. Students may choose to enter jobs as technicians, service advisors, parts specialists, or entrepreneurs. 

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Clock Hours: 1800)

Group A Automotive Services Assistor

AER0014Introduction to Automotive Services (CCP)

300 Clock Hours

Group B Engine Repair Technician

AER0199Automotive Engine Repair (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Group C Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician

AER0299Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Group D Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician

AER0399Automotive Manual Transmissions and Transaxles (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Group E Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician

AER0499Automotive Steering and Suspension (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Group F Automotive Brake System Technician

AER0599Automotive Brake Systems (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Group G Automotive Electrical and Electronic System Technician

AER0691Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems 1 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

AER0692Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems 2 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Group H Automotive Heating and Air- Conditioning Technical

AER0759Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Group I Automotive Engine Performance Technician

AER0891Automotive Engine Performance 1 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

AER0892Automotive Engine Performance 2 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 1800

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Clock Hours: 450)

AER0014Introduction to Automotive Services (CCP)

300 Clock Hours

AER0691Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems 1 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Clock Hours: 450)

AER0692Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems 2 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

AER0599Automotive Brake Systems (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

AER0199Automotive Engine Repair (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Clock Hours: 300)

AER0891Automotive Engine Performance 1 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

AER0892Automotive Engine Performance 2 (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Term Four - Fall (Year Two) (Clock Hours: 450)

AER0499Automotive Steering and Suspension (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

AER0399Automotive Manual Transmissions and Transaxles (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

AER0299Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Term Five - Spring (Year Two) (Clock Hours: 150)

AER0759Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning (CCP)

150 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 1800