Program Overview

The Automotive Service Technology (AST) program prepares you for employment in new car agencies, independent repair facilities, automotive supply stores, service stations and as fleet mechanics.

Course Delivery & Structure

The AST program runs on a block schedule, Monday through Friday, typically from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The program combines classroom instruction on automotive theory with extensive lab time. You will cover a range of topics relating to the automotive industry and will apply this knowledge to actual work on lab vehicles.



The program is accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation. After completing the program, you have an opportunity to earn credentials by successfully completing ASE certification exams.


Degrees & Certificates


Job Opportunities


  • New Car Dealership
  • Independent Garage
  • Mass Merchandisers (Sears, Midas, Goodyear, etc.)
  • City/State Fleet Services (Police, Fire, General Service Vehicles)
  • Corporate Fleet Services (Fed-Ex, UPS, School Buses, etc.)

Parts Sales and Service

  • Counter Technician


  • Dealership
  • Warranty
  • Service Department
  • Automotive Parts Stores
  • Service Writing
  • Instructional / Education

Degrees for Transfer - Start Here / Finish There or Online

Automotive Service Technology, AAS for Transfer to UAFS BAS (Emphasis - Management & Leadership)