Due to rapid advances in technology, the service and repair of cars and trucks has evolved into a more complex and challenging career. Today's automotive technician must have advanced skills and training that were not previously required for a succesful career in this field.
The Automotive Service Technician selective access technical certificate will prepare the student for entry into the automotive repair industry. The program consists of the first 20 credit hours of the Automotive Service Management Technology (A236) (A.A.S.) degree program and four credits of professional electives.
This is a selective access program. Students are required to have a high school diploma or GED®. Entrance into the program requires students to submit an application to the Program Manager's office that includes the following:
- Three-year driving transcript;
- Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Assessment score report;
- Results of appropriate placement test (PERT for AAS or TABE for PSAV) or proof of exemption claimed on SB1720 student questionaire; and
- A short essay between 200 and 300 words explaining how the program will help the student achieve his or her career goals.
All four items above are considered when evaluating a student for program entry. A poor driving record, Bennett scores less than 32, TABE/PERT scores that indicate remediation is required or an application package that does not clearly indicate how the program will help you achieve your career goals will affect your entrance into the program. The program application packet can be obtained by contacting the Automotive Program Manager's office at 904-633-8334 or email@example.com.
Notice to prospective students: A poor driving record, certain felony conviction or not having a regular unrestricted driver's license will adversely affect your employment opportunities as an Automotive Technician. Students are strongly encouraged to explore employment eligibility requirements for any career field before choosing and starting a program of study.
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Automotive and Diesel Technologies Department, (904) 633-8334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.