First Coast Technical College


Automotive Services Technology


1800 hours / 56 weeks / 14 months

Tech 1- 1050 hours/ 32 weeks / 8 months

 Tech 2- 750 hours / 23 weeks / 5.75 months


Tech 1- Tuition is approximately $3,580.50 plus books and fees

Tech 2- Tuition is approximately $2,685.00 plus books and fees

Testing Requirements

Reading: 9
Math: 10
Language: 9

Test Center


FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)


Analyze, diagnose, and repair foreign, domestic, and alternative fuel vehicles in a high-tech precision industry

Utilize advanced diagnostic equipment in a modern facility to troubleshoot and repair complex automotive systems

Maintain, repair and fine-tune a wide range of vehicles alongside an ASE Master Technician in a full-service automotive center

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education

Average Salary

$38,100 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Fields Cadillac St. Augustine
  • Volkswagen of St. Augustine
  • Bozard Ford – Lincoln
  • Beaver Toyota
  • Nissan of St. Augustine
  • St. Johns County
  • Hyundai of St. Augustine
  • NAPA Auto Parks
  • Coggin Honda of St. Augustine
  • Atlantic Automotive
  • Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge



  • Brake system
  • Electrical diagnostics, repair and diagrams
  • Engine repair, diagnosis & performance
  • Heating & air conditioning
  • Manual drivetrain & axle
  • Preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) industry certification
  • Suspension & steering
  • Transmissions
Automotive Services Technology

Automotive Service Technology 1

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A AER0014 Automobile Services Assistor 300
D AER0360 Automotive Electrical/Electron 300
B AER0418 Automotive Brake System Techni 150
C AER0453 Automobile Suspension and Steering 150
E AER0110 Engine Repair Technician 150

Automotive Service Technology 2

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A AER0503 Automotive Engine Performance 300
D AER0172 Automotive Heating and Air Con 150
C AER0274 Manual Drivetrain and Axle Tec 150
B AER0257 Automatic Transmission and Tra 150

Advanced Automotive Service Technology

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A AER0011 Automotive Maintenance Technician 400
B AER0118 Advanced Engine Repair Technician 200
C AER0258 Advanced Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician 200
D AER0275 Advanced Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician 200
E AER0459 Advanced Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician 200
F AER0419 Advanced Automotive Brake System Technician 200
G AER0319 Advanced Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician 400
H AER0173 Advanced Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician 200
I AER0506 Advanced Automotive Engine Performance Technician 400

Industry Certifications

  • Automotive Service Excellence Professional Certification


  • Auto repair shop
  • Car dealership
  • Insurance adjuster
  • Lube technician
  • Parts store
  • Service advisor
  • Service tech


Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics industry.

Completion Rate*

Based upon the 2017 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2015-2016.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name:  Charles Harper
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3440

Name:  Blake Ingram
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3445

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?