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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  May 19, 2022
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Automotive Service Management Technology (A236) (A.A.S.)

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Associate in Applied Science

This is a Selective Access program.

Prepare for a job as an expert auto and light truck technician. This two-year training, selective access program, is hands-on and teaches you to locate problems and repair service engines, fuel, emission, steering and suspension systems, brakes, drive trains, and transmissions. Besides the basics, today’s automotive technicians need to have advanced skills. After completion, you’ll be capable and comfortable with high-tech electronic engine controls and electrical and computerized systems. Safe, efficient work practices and “people skills” are part of the excellent all-around instruction.

A technical certificate, Automotive Service Technician (6236) (T.C.) , is included as an option within this degree program. Students may pursue the A.A.S. degree and earn the technical certificate while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue the certificate to develop or upgrade their skills. Contact the Program Manager’s office or an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.


The Associate in Applied Science degree in Automotive Service Management Technology will prepare students for employment as service technicians in the automotive service industry. This two-year training program is hands-on and teaches you to locate problems and repair service engines, fuel, emission, steering and suspension systems, brakes, drive trains, and transmissions. A combination of theory and practical instruction prepares students for distinctive success and contributes to the economic development of the College’s service area.

Application Procedure

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: 

  1. Three-year driving transcript;
  2. Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Assessment score report;
  3. Results of appropriate placement test (PERT for AAS or TABE for PSAV) or proof of exemption claimed on SB1720 student questionnaire; and
  4. 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

Notice to prospective students: A poor driving record, certain felony convictions 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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This program contains an internship component so you can gain on-the-job experience while working toward a degree.

Need More Information? Contact:

Automotive and Diesel Technologies Department, (904) 633-8334 or

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General Education

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Courses

Credit Hours: 48

Professional Electives

Credit Hours: 5

Total Credit Hours: 68

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the Associate in Applied Science, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses. (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses. (All college cumulative.)
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville.  Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a C or better in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements and any other area designated with a C or better requirement.
  7. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2015/2016) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2015/2016 academic year.  The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study. 

University Transfer

This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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