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Automotive Service Technician

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In this program, 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 ASE 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:  900/34
Normal Completion Time:  34 weeks for full-time status

College Credit:
Prior Learning Assessment

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Automotive Service
  • Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle (ASE Aligned)
  • Automotive Brakes (ASE Aligned)
  • Automotive Electrical/Electronics (ASE Aligned)
  • Automotive Engine Performance (ASE Aligned)
  • Automotive Engine Repair (ASE Aligned)
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning (ASE Aligned)
  • Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles (ASE Aligned)
  • Automotive Steering and Suspension (ASE Aligned)
  • Workforce Skills Training

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)


ODCTE Competency Certifications

  • Certified Oil Change Technician
  • Automotive Technician – Core
  • Brakes (ASE Student)
  • Electrical/Electronics Systems (ASE Student)
  • Engine Performance (ASE Student)
  • Engine Repair (ASE Student)
  • Heating & Air Conditioning (ASE Student)
  • Maintenance & Light Repair (ASE Student)
  • Suspension & Steering (ASE Student)

 ASE Entry-Level Certifications

  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronics Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Manual Drive Train & Axles
  • Suspension & Steering

**CTSO: SkillsUSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)