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Automotive Service Technology, Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 1201 - Catalog 2017/2018

Casey Knecht, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4178, Casey.Knecht@daytonastate.edu

Frank Snyder, Director, 386-506-4171, Frank.Snyder@daytonastate.edu

Bridgette Cherry, Administrative Specialist, 386-506-4165, Bridgette.Cherry@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Automotive Service Technology program is to provide the knowledge, practice and skill development necessary for a successful career in the automotive service industry. Through advanced teaching, learning and innovation we build strong ties to the community while emphasizing student success. By embracing excellence and diversity, and fostering innovation we enhance teaching and learning so that high quality educational opportunities are available to everyone.

Description:

The Automotive Service Technology program prepares the student to enter the rapidly changing and highly technical automotive industry and prepares the student to be successful on Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tests A1 through A8. The entire program is 1800 hours and may be completed in two years. The courses are offered during the day and evening at the Advanced Technology College. The program is divided into nine occupational completion points or courses.

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

College Accreditation: Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate mathematical and scientific employability and communication skills by written or hands-on assessment.
  2. Safely and competently perform industry light line service procedures as described in Florida Automotive OCP-A.
  3. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive braking, steering and suspension, and drivability performance systems.
  4. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive electrical and electronic systems.
  5. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive heating and air conditioning systems.
  6. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive manual and automatic transmissions, rear axles, and transaxles.
  7. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive engines.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $4,934* (Books/Electronic Software are not included)

Access Fee: $76 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33

Lab Fees: $559

Textbook Estimate: $300

Students will be required to purchase uniforms and safety glasses throughout the course of this program. Consult the assistant chair for additional costs.

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by visiting FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grants, loans and work programs available please visit the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED may be eligible for admission, on an alternative basis, to this program if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) which measures reading, English and math skills, and achieve specified minimum scores.
  2. Meet with a counselor/advisor for placement test evaluation to receive advice on course selection, and registration.
  3. Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED cannot receive student financial aid.

Careers

CIP Code (6 digit): 15.0803

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

Program Length: The typical length of this program is four (4) semesters (60 weeks) (summer session doesn't often make) for a full-time student, with 50% graduating within 4 semesters for 2014-15. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2013-14) for this field at 75%.

15.0803 Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician

49-3023.00 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3023.00 Bright Outlook

49-3023.01 Automotive Master Mechanics http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/49-3023.01

49-3023.02 Automotive Specialty Technicians http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/49-3023.02 Green

For additional information on wages, trend and career videos:

http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=493023&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=12&search=Go

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

AER0014CAutomotive Service Assistor and Lab

300

AER0110CEngine Mechanical Service and Repair and Lab

150

AER0172CAutomotive Heating and Air Conditioning Systems and Lab

150

AER0257CAutomotive Transmission and Transaxles and Lab

150

AER0274CManual Drivetrain and Axle and Lab

150

AER0360CElectricity/Electronics Fundamentals and Lab

300

AER0418CAutomotive Brake Systems and Lab

150

AER0453CAutomotive Steering and Suspension and Lab

150

AER0503CAutomotive Engine Performance and Lab

300

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

AER0014CAutomotive Service Assistor and Lab

300

AER0418CAutomotive Brake Systems and Lab

150

2nd Semester

AER0110CEngine Mechanical Service and Repair and Lab

150

AER0172CAutomotive Heating and Air Conditioning Systems and Lab

150

AER0453CAutomotive Steering and Suspension and Lab

150

3rd Semester

AER0503CAutomotive Engine Performance and Lab

300

AER0274CManual Drivetrain and Axle and Lab

150

4th Semester

AER0257CAutomotive Transmission and Transaxles and Lab

150

AER0360CElectricity/Electronics Fundamentals and Lab

300

TOTAL VOC. HRS. 60.00
TOTAL CONTACT HOURS 1800.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Notes

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