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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.

In this program, students will:

  • Maintain, repair, and fine-tune a wide range of vehicles alongside ASE Master Technicians in a full-service automotive center
  • Optimize performance of foreign, domestic, and alternative fuel vehicles in a high-tech precision industry
  • Troubleshoot complex systems using professional diagnostic and repair equipment

The Automotive Service Technician Diploma program prepares students to perform automotive repairs in the following areas: engine repair and diagnosis, cooling system, emission control, computer systems, fuel injection, engine performance maintenance, air conditioning and automatic transmission/transaxle. 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 will also be prepared to take the ASE certification tests in the following areas: engine repair, engine performance, heating and air conditioning and automatic transmission/transaxle.

The Basic Automotive Service Certificate program prepares the student to perform automotive repairs in the following areas: Tire service, lubrication, exhaust, body electrical, starting, charging, brakes, steering and suspension, wheel alignment, and standard drive train. Students will also be prepared to take the ASE certification tests in the following areas: electrical/electronic systems, suspension and steering, brakes, and manual drive train and axles.

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Scholarships are available within Automotive Service.  Contact Century's Automotive Service faculty for more information.

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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.

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Potential Job Titles

Auto Student
  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Salary Data

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Average Wage: $19.67/hour
Top Earners: $30.18/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu