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Automotive Service Technology

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Delivery: Automotive Service Technology: Daytime classes only
Start: Automotive Service Technology Program Courses: Fall Semester only; Full-Time Only

Automotive Service Technician — Diploma (64 credits)
Basic Automotive Service — Certificate (27 credits)

About the Program


Due to the high demand for this program, the college cannot guarantee that students will start their career/occupational coursework in their early semesters. Remedial courses, if needed based on assessment test scores, are usually available.

Automotive Service program courses prepare students to perform automotive repairs in the following areas: Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Steering and Suspension, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance. Students perform various tasks according to the NATEF task list. An emphasis is placed on the development of quality work habits and ethics. The program is structured consisting of classroom lecture, lab, and live, shop work. Students are encouraged to take the ASE certification exams after they complete the appropriate training.

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Accreditation


The Automotive Service Technology Program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

The Automotive Service Technology Program has been evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and is a Master Auto Service Technology (MAST) accredited program.

Potential Job Titles


Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Salary Data


  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
    Average Wage: $21.09/hour
    Top Earners: $29.89/hour
(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)

Learning Outcomes


Automotive Services Technician - Diploma 64 Credits

  • Acquire sufficient amounts of knowledge to become ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certified.
  • Demonstrate training meets employers’ needs and industry standards.
  • Demonstrate quality work habits and ethical practices.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety issues, including hazardous materials and environmental issues, in the workplace.

Basic Automotive Service - Certificate 27 Credits

  • Acquire sufficient amounts of knowledge to become ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certified.
  • Demonstrate training meets employers’ needs and industry standards.
  • Demonstrate quality work habits and ethical practices.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety issues, including hazardous materials and environmental issues, in the workplace.

Program Prerequisites


To be admitted to the program, see the “Program Admission and Registration Guide” and information on the AST webpage. All students must meet the assessment standards as listed on the program website. Assessment testing is required in the following areas: Reading, Writing, and Math. Minimum assessment score placement in RDNG 0090 or completion of RDNG 0080 with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in Math 0030 or completion of Math 0010 with a grade of C or higher; and assessment score placement in ENGL 0090 or completion of ENGL 0080 with a grade of C or higher are the program prerequisites.

Gainful Employment Program Information


Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Tim Micko651.773.1783tim.micko@century.edu Room 2565 East
Bob Olson651.779.3429bob.olson@century.edu Room 2565 East
Don Simmel651.773.1782don.simmel@century.edu Room 2565 East