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Automotive Service Technician

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In this career major, the student will learn about the history, current state and future of the automotive service industry. Students are prepared for entry-level employment or college in one or more of the eight A.S.E. areas. All eight areas are introduced, with specialization in Brakes, Electrical, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, and Steering and Suspension. The course consists of classroom and hands-on live work projects.

Morning session - 8:10 - 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session - 12:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Automotive Service Technician
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  915/35
Normal Completion Time:  35 weeks for full-time status

College Credit:
Prior Learning Assessment

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Automotive Service
  • Automotive Electrical/Electronics Introduction I
  • Automotive Electrical/Electronics Fundamentals II
  • Automotive Brakes Introduction I
  • Automotive Steering and Suspension Introduction I
  • Automotive Engine Repair Introduction I
  • Automotive Brakes Fundamentals II
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Introduction I
  • Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axle Introduction I
  • Automotive Automatic Transmission Introduction I
  • Automotive Engine Performance Introduction
  • Automotive Steering and Suspension Fundamentals II
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals II
  • Automotive Electrical/Electronics Advanced IIl
  • Automotive Engine Performance Fundamentals II
  • Automotive Brakes Advanced III
  • Automotive Steering and Suspension Advanced III
  • Automotive Engine Performance Advanced III
  • Workforce Staging

Career Opportunities:

  • Car Dealership Technician
  • Automotive Computer Control Technician
  • Brake and Front-End Technician
  • Alignment Specialist
  • Tune-up Specialist
  • General Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Specialty Shop Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Automotive Parts Specialist
  • Service Advisor
  • Quick Service Tech
  • Warranty Clerk
  • Automotive Trainer
  • Other spin off job occupations

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Application Process:
High school students see home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America counselor 405-449-3391

Average Salary:

NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation)
OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)


ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum

ODCTE Competency Certification

  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician
  • Brakes Technician
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician
  • Engine Performance Technician
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Technician
  • Suspension & Steering Technician
  • Engine Repair Technician

 ASE Entry-Level Certification

  • Brakes
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Electrical
  • Air-conditioning
  • Manual Transmissions
  • Automatic Transmissions

**CTSO: SkillsUSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)