Automotive Service Technology

Testing Requirements

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Reading: 239
Math: 241
and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Language: 584
Scores are valid for up to two years

Test Center


FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

Meet the Instructor

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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

Student & Alumni Spotlight

Average Salary

$43,860 /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 Parts
  • 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 Service Technology

Automotive Service Technology 1

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse Length Hours
AAER0014Automobile Services Assistor300
BAER0418Automotive Brake System Technician150
CAER0453Automobile Suspension and Steering150
DAER0360Automotive Electrical/Electronic System300
EAER0110Engine Repair Technician150

Automotive Service Technology 2 (successful completion of Tech 1 is required for entry into this program)

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse Length Hours
AAER0503Automotive Engine Performance300
BAER0257Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician150
CAER0274Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician150
DAER0172Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician150

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 2021 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report CPL data is pulled from 2018 – 2019.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend aProgram Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

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

Name: Jay Elliott
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3446

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

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