Overview

The Automotive Service Technician Certificate at Cincinnati State prepares students for entry-level jobs in the technical areas of the automotive service field. Hands-on diagnosis and repair of “live” vehicles enhance students’ diagnostic skills and build a solid foundation for a successful and rewarding career.

Graduates of the certificate program are prepared to take certification exams offered by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Contacts

Program Chair

Charles (Chuck) Butler
BA, ASE-MCT

Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Enter the automotive work force as a technician
  • Take ASE certification exams

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Automotive Technician

Graduate Employment Outlook

Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 9 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities for qualified job seekers should be very good.

$13/hr - $27/hr

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Curriculum

Effective 2021-2022 academic year

Automotive Service Technician Certificate (ASTC)

Automotive Service Technician Certificate

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
AUTO 100 Introduction to Automotive Technology 2 3 3
AUTO 111 Engine Repair 2 3 3
AUTO 150 Brakes 2 3 3
AUTO 161 Electrical/Electronic Systems 1 2 3 3
AUTO 181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 3
Semester 2
AUTO 140 Suspension and Steering 2 3 3
AUTO 162 Electrical/Electronic Systems 2 2 3 3
AUTO 170 Heating and Air Conditioning 2 3 3
AUTO 175 Powertrain Systems and Service 2 3 3
AUTO 182 Engine Performance 2 2 3 3
Total Credits: 20 30 30

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Contacts

Program Chair

Charles (Chuck) Butler
BA, ASE-MCT