Automotive Service Technology

Hours & Location

1800 hours / 56 weeks

Tech 1- 1050 hours/ 32 weeks

 Tech 2- 750 hours / 24 weeks

Class Schedule

Industrial and Culinary Calendar 2021-22

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

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

CASAS TABE for Automotive Service Technology


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

Ben Green

Auto Service Technology Class of ’20 Career Navigator

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

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

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

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

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 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:  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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