Automotive Service Technology 1

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The mission of the Automotive Service Technology 1 program is to prepare students with the knowledge, hands on skills and professionalism required for career-ready and industry-certified employment in the auto industry.


The Automotive Service Technology 1 program offers a sequence of courses that provides rigorous content aligned with the relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for careers in the automotive industry in a mostly hands-on environment. It provides technical skill proficiency and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills and knowledge.

The instruction, course of study, facilities, and equipment of OCPS Programs, have been approved by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Standards of Quality (ASE) for the training of Automobile Technicians.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

The Automotive Service Technology 1 program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of nine occupational completion points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 10 math, 9 language and 9 reading.

T400700 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs
AER0014 A Automotive Services Assistant 300
AER0418 B Automotive Brake System Technician 150
AER0453 C Automobile Suspension and Steering Technician 150
AER0360 D Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician 300
AER0110 E Engine Repair Technician 150
Dual Enrollment is available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near the completion of the Automotive Service Technology 1 program, students take these exams from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence:

  • A1 – Engine Repair
  • A2 – Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • A3 – Manual Transmission/Transaxle
  • A4 – Suspension and Steering
  • A5 – Brakes
  • A6 – Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • A7 – Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
  • A8 – Engine Performance
  • G1 – Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Certification
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Florida Automobile Dealers Association


Upon successful completion of the Automotive Service Technology 1 program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Supervision & Management for Industry AS degree – Up to 24-27 credits

Program Cost

  • $4,061.00
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

August 10, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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