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Automotive Service Technology

This program prepares students with the necessary skills, knowledge, work habits, and attitudes to become an entry-level engine repair technician. The program is designed to train students to perform repair and service procedures required to maintain an automobile. The student, by studying the theory of operation and working hands-on with each system (brake, engine, electrical, etc.), will learn entry-level skills for employment in the automotive service industry.


This occupation has an average wage of $15.21 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Automotive Service Technology 1:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
AER0014 A Automobile Services Assistor 300
AER0418 B Automotive Brake System Technician 150
AER0453 C Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician 150
AER0360 D Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician 300
AER0110 E  Engine Repair Technician 150
TOTAL HOURS 1050

Automotive Service Technology 2:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
AER0503 A Automotive Engine Performance Technician 300
AER0257 B Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician 150
AER0274 C Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician 150
AER0172 D Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician 150
TOTAL HOURS 750
Ridge Technical College
7700 State Road 544
Class Times

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wednesday-Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Traviss Technical College
3225 Winter Lake Road
Class Times

Monday-Friday
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM