mechanicAutomotive Service Technology – OC

The Occupational Certificate (OC) program in Automotive Service Technology prepares you to enter the automotive service industry as a technician. Course content includes, but is not limited to, brake systems, steering, suspension, manual and automatic transmissions, automotive heating and air-conditioning, electrical systems, and engine repair.

Earn Your Certificate Through Daytime or Evening Classes

Beginning in January 2017, students will have the option of earning an Automotive Service Technology occupational certificate through daytime or evening evening classes will be available for the Automotive Service Technology program.

New evening classes meet 6-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday, at the Highlands Campus. For more information, email Tom Bush or call 784-7117.

The evening program is accepting students for these terms:

Jan. 4-April 26
May 8-Aug. 22
Aug. 29-Dec. 14

Financial aid is available. To apply for student grants and loans, complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) today. Contact the Financial Aid Office if you need assistance completing your FAFSA.

Length: 1800 contact hours / 60 occupational credits


First Term
 AER 0560Introduction to Automotive Service Technology and Braking System 60
 AER 0560LIntroduction to Automotive Service Technology and Braking System Lab 180
 AER 0697Engine Performance 60
 AER 0697LEngine Performance Lab 180
Second Term
 AER 0401Steering and Suspension 60
 AER 0401LSteering and Suspension Lab 180
 AER 0691Electrical / Electronic Systems 60
 AER 0691LElectrical / Electronic Systems Lab 180
Summer Flex Session
 AER 0797Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 60
 AER 0797LAutomotive Heating and Air Conditioning Lab 120

First Term
 AER 0320Manual and Automatic Transmissions 60
 AER 0320LManual and Automatic Transmissions Lab 180
 AER 0190Engine Repair 60
 AER 0190LEngine Repair Lab 120
Second Term
 AER 0949Co-op Work Experience in Automotive Services 180

  • Any course hours and internship/co-op hours may be used interchangeably after 480 hours have been completed with the approval of the lead instructor, instructional supervisor, and division dean.
  • AER 0930L is still active as a standalone lab. All new labs are equivalent to AER 0930L.

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