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  May 30, 2023
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Automotive Service Management Technology (A236) (A.A.S.)

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Associate in Applied Science


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 service, diagnose, and repair today’s vehicle systems. A combination of theory and practical instruction prepares students for distinctive success and contributes to the economic development of the College’s service area.

The Program

This program prepares students for a job as an entry-level automotive and light truck technician. This two-year training program is hands-on and teaches you to service, diagnose, and repair engines, fuel injection and ignition systems, emissions, steering and suspension systems, brakes, drive trains, and transmissions. Safe, efficient work practices and people skills are part of the excellent all-around instruction.

Embedded Certificate(s)

Two technical certificates, Automotive Service Technician (6236) (T.C.)  and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Technician (6963) (T.C.) , are 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 an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Please note that by being enrolled in this degree program you may automatically meet the requirements for the aforementioned technical certificate. If you meet the requirements for the technical certificate, as a resulted of being enrolled in this degree program, you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate upon meeting its requirements as well. If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate, please contact an advisor to do so. 


This program contains an internship component so you can gain on-the-job experience while working toward a degree.

Application Procedure

Students are required to have a high school diploma or GED®. Entrance into the program requires the results of appropriate placement test or proof of exemption claimed on SB1720 student questionnaire. 

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.

GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service® at The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC® under license from the American Council on Education.

Need More Information? Contact:

Automotive Department, (904) 633-8334 or


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 48

A minimum grade of C or higher is required in all Professional coursework.

Professional Elective Coursework

Minimum Credit Hours: 5

Total Credit Hours: 68

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the associate in applied science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Fulfilled 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 Applied Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses (A.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 for prior learning 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. Demonstrated competency in civic literacy in accordance with s. 1007.25, Florida Statutes (F.S.) at and State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.02413, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) at Pursuant to guidelines established by Senate Bill 1108, competency is demonstrated by completion of one of two civic literacy courses (either AMH 2020  or POS 2041 ) with a grade of C or higher AND by achievement of the standard score on a state-approved assessment.
  7. Earned a grade of a C or higher in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a C or higher requirement.
  8. Fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2022/2023) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2022/2023 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.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  • Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of C or higher regardless of program of study. 

Baccalaureate Transfer

The 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 baccalaureate transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details, visit the Transfer Services page at or refer to the Baccalaureate Transfer Guide at

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