Master Automotive Service Technology 1

The purpose of the Master Automotive Service Technology 1 program is to prepare students for employment in the automotive mechanic field. Click here for additional program information.opens in a new window

hours

1050 – approximately one school year (35 weeks)

testing requirements

Basic Skills Assessment

location

LTC Main Campus

Starting Salaries

Vary, averaging from $37,200 to $54,267*
*Based on local industry information

Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Leesburg Automotive Service, Sears, Firestone
  • Trubey Auto Repair, Tire Kingdom, Classic Lube
  • Boulevard Tire, Advance Auto Parts, Phillips Toyota
  • Lake Sumter Transmission, Duraburb, Coach Crafters
  • Above Automotive, Bill Bryan, Prestige Ford, Palm Tire
  • Jenkins Hyundai of Leesburg, Jobs Racing, AutoZone
  • David Maus Chevrolet, Key Scales Ford, Vann Gannaway
  • Smitty’s Auto Repair, Alex Job Racing Inc, The Villages Golf Cars, Charlie’s Auto Care Inc., Danny Len

Starting Salaries

What you’ll learn

Master Automotive Service Technology 1 Occupational Completion Points (OCP)

Master Automotive Service Technology 1 Master Plan of Instruction – (PDFopens in a new windowopens in a new window & HTMLopens in a new windowopens in a new window)

  • Basic automotive skills
  • Automobile diagnosis and repair
  • Automobile maintenance
  • Brakes, air conditioning, and drive lines
  • Transmissions and engines
  • Electronic control systems
  • Preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) examination

 

Check out this video to learn more about Lake Tech’s Master Automotive Service Technology program! 

 

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse Length
AAER0014Automobile Services Assistor300 hrs
BAER0418Automotive Brake System Technician150 hrs
CAER0453Automobile Suspension and Steering Technician150 hrs
DAER0360Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician300 hrs
EAER0110Engine Repair Technician150 hrs

Automotive School FAQ’s

The Automotive school at Lake Tech takes approximately 35 weeks to complete for the Automotive Service 1 program. If you choose to continue to the Automotive Service 2 program, you will study for an additional 7 months (25 weeks).

Most mechanic schools take 6 months to one year for a certificate, whereas an associate’s degree in Automotive Service will require two years of school. Through an agreement with Lake Sumter State College, 24 credit hours from the Automotive Service Technology program at Lake Technical College can be transferred toward the Industrial Management Technology A.S. degree.

The auto mechanic certification sought after industry-wide is ASE certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. To get certified, you must A) successfully pass the ASE exam for your field and B) either demonstrate two years of work experience or completion of an auto mechanic trade school program with equivalent experience plus some additional work experience hours. You can complete the ASE exam prior to achieving the experience requirement, but you will not be ASE certified yet. Once you can prove your hours of experience, you will receive your ASE auto mechanic certification, which you must renew every 5 years.

While there are no certification or licensure requirements in Florida to begin working as an auto mechanic, it will be difficult to break into the industry without completing a basic automotive service technology trade school program. Employers want to see that you have obtained your GED® or high school degree and have at least some experience before they bring you into their shop or dealership. You may be able to find job placement without trade school training, but beware of unscrupulous employers who hire candidates with no training in order to evade their employer responsibilities. Earning your automotive school degree will allow you to compete with other skilled technicians for better paying jobs.

A high school diploma or GED® is required to work as a mechanic in most auto mechanic shops. Many employers also require some form of mechanic trade school training or equivalent work experience. Certain shops also require ASE Certification, which is included in the course of study at Lake Technical College.

Our numbers

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84%

Completion Rate*

100%

Placement Rate*

N/A

Licensure

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Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.
Placement calculation may exclude (if applicable) program completers that are awaiting exam results,
refused employment, continued post-secondary education, or may be otherwise unavailable for employment.

MECHANIC SCHOOL NEAR ME

If you are looking for an auto mechanic school or mechanic school near me, our experienced instructors will provide the training you need to excel in your field. Learn more about How to Become a Mechanic: Automotive Service Technology Pathways. Call us at (352) 589-2250 or apply online to get started.

Instructor / contact

Name:

Mark McKinney

Email: mckinneym@lake.k12.fl.us

Phone Number: 352.589.2250, x1862

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