Automotive Service Technology Program

Mechanic performing basic care and maintenance

An exciting, fast-paced, and rewarding career.

CARES Act Funding:

This program is included in the Rapid Credentialing Grant which was designed in response to COVID-19.


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.

Career Opportunities:

  • Light Duty Service Assistant
  • Engine Performance/Repair Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Shop Owner/Operator
  • Automatic & Manual Drive Train Technician or TransAxle Technician
  • Steering, Suspension, and Alignment Technician
  • Brake System Technician
  • Electrical/Electronic System Technician
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Technician
  • Automotive Parts Specialist

Employment Outlook:

Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to have little or no change 0% from 2020 to 2030.


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

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1800 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AAutomotive Services Assistor300 Hours
OCP BEngine Repair Technician150 Hours
OCP CAutomatic Transmission & Trans-axle Technician150 Hours
OCP DManual Drive Train & Axle Technician150 Hours
OCP EAutomobile Suspension and Steering Technician150 Hours
OCP FAutomotive Brake System Technician150 Hours
OCP GAutomotive Electrical / Electronic System Technician300 Hours
OCP HAutomotive Heating and A/C Technician150 Hours
OCP IAutomotive Engine Performance Technician300 Hours
Total Hours: 1800

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Automotive Service Technology is available at the following school (s):

Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Monday - Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 557-1100
Danielle Taylor
Jackie Benjamin
Vanessa Torres
Elizabeth Forero
Ext. 2230
Ext. 2215
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2216
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
(305) 324-6070
Patricia Estiverne
Sandra Hawkins
Jacques Lucien
Rose Jasmin
Ext. 7089
Ext. 7129
Ext. 7039
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 253-9920
Mirtha Silverang
Maria Ruiz
Kathy Pearson
Irene Montoto
Ext. 2145
Ext. 2147
Ext. 2159
Ext. 2150





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