Automotive Service Technology I

Student working on a car

An exciting, fast-paced, and rewarding career.


Today, automotive technicians use computers and scanners to help diagnose problems in cars. This discipline is taught by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified instructors and allows students who complete specific coursework to be qualified for employment or additional specialized training.

Program Content:

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Automotive industry; planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety, and environmental issues.

Course’s Schedule:

D.A. Dorsey Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Program Structure:

The entire program is 1050 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AAutomobile Services Assistor300 Hours
OCP BAutomotive Brake System Technician150 Hours
OCP CAutomobile Suspension and Steering Technician150 Hours
OCP DAutomotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician300 Hours
OCP EEngine Repair Technician150 Hours
Total Hours: 1050

Career Opportunites:

  • Automotive Service Mechanic

  • Automotive Parts Specialist

  • Service Manager

  • Shop Owner


The average wage for this career in Florida is $21.09 hourly or $43,860 annually.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

D.A. Dorsey Technical College
(305) 693-2490
Don Hylor Jr.
mrhylor@dadeschools.netExt. 2172