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Automotive Service Technology II

About Our Program:

Our program prepares students for employment as automotive technicians by providing them with state-of-the-art automotive service repair techniques.

This ASE Certified Program is designed to teach students the theory of automotive operation, service, and repair of modern vehicles. The content of this program is included, but is not limited to the following:

  • Diagnosis, service and repair of engines, ignition, fuel, air induction, exhaust, computer engine and emission control systems.
  • Diagnosis, service, repair and overhaul of automatic transmissions/transaxles.
  • Operation, assembly, diagnosis, service and repair of manual drivetrains, clutches, transmissions/transaxles, drive and half-shaft universals, constant velocity joints, rear axle differential assembly, limited slip, four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
  • Diagnosis, service and repair of heating and air conditioning, refrigeration, compressors, compressor clutches, evaporators, receiver driers, accumulators, condensers, heating and engine cooling, related control systems, refrigerant recovery, and recycling and handling.

Admission Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
  • Occupational Interest

Program Structure:

This program consists of 750 hours and is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AAutomotive Engine Performance Technician300 Hours
OCP BAutomatic Transmission and Transaxle150 Hours
OCP CManual Drivetrain and Axle Technician150 Hours
OCP DAutomotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician150 Hours
Total Hours: 750

Full Program Completion:

  • Completion of all program competencies
  • Minimum basic-skills TABE® test: Math 10, Reading 9, Language 9; or
  • One (1) or more ASE industry certifications

Employment Opportunities:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Automotive Technician Apprentice
  • Automotive Technician Assistant
  • Automotive Specialist in Different ASE Areas


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

Employment Outlook:

Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030.

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at Visit the financial aid office for more information.

Program Hours:

South Dade Technical College
28300 S.W. 152nd Avenue
Leisure City, FL 33033
(305) 247-7839
Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Gainful Employment Disclosure:

Automotive Service Technology II

This program is designed to be completed in:30 weeks
Program cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting but may have changed. In-state: $2,325.00
750 hours x $2.56= $1,920.00

Out-of-state: $8,092.50
750 hours x $10.25= $7,687.50
Fees $35.00 x 3 terms= $105.00
Books and supplies= $300.00
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 0 of debt.
The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Florida
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