Auto Service Technician
The Auto Service Technician program is an Automotive and ASE/NATEF certified program. Students learn all aspects of automotive repair, safety, and customer service by concentrating on the eight automotive areas needed to become an ASE certified master technician. Students who successfully complete this program will be prepared to take and pass the respective ASE/NATEF exams and will be prepared for postsecondary education opportunities.
Courses, Credit and Certifications
High School Credit
Students receive up to 3 high school elective credits each year for successful completion of the program. Passage of the certification exam will award the student 2 student-verified elective credits, one of which can be substituted for a verified credit in either science or history.
ASE student certification exams in the following areas:
- Suspension and Steering
- Electrical/Electronic Systems
- Engine Performance
- Engine Repair
- Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
- Manual Drive Train and Axles
- Heating and Air Conditioning
- Maintenance and Light Repair
- Automobile Service Technology
Dual Enrollment Credit
The Auto Service Technician program is dual enrolled with Reynolds Community College. Students successfully competing both years of the program will receive 20 college credits.
|Class||State Code||Duration||Grades||Dual Enrollment||Credential(s)||AM or PM|
|Auto Tech I||8506||1 year||10-12||RCC – 10 Credits||AM Only|
|Auto Tech II||8507||1 year||11-12||RCC – 10 Credits||AYES||PM Only|
Students successfully completing the program receive credit for the following Reynolds Community College courses.
|Year||College Course Codes||College Course Name||Credit Per Course||College|
|Year 1||AUT111||Automotive Engines||4||RCC|
|Year 1||AUT101||Intro to Automotive||3||RCC|
|Year 1||AUT241||Automotive Electricity||3||RCC|
|Year 2||AUT236||Automotive Climate Control||4||RCC|
|Year 2||AUT242||Automotive Electricity II||3||RCC|
|Year 2||AUT265||Automotive Braking System||3||RCC|
The CATEC Auto Service Technician Program has a dual enrollment agreement with Reynolds Community College, and articulation agreements with University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and Nashville Auto Diesel College (NADC).
- Career Opportunity: Auto Service Technician
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.
- National Wage Average: $37,120.00
- Virginia Wage Average: $39,480.00
- Projected Job Growth in Virginia: +11.1%
Instructor: Jim Charbonnet
Jim Charbonnet is the new instructor for Automotive Service Technology I & II. He taught Automotive for two years at Southwest Tennessee Community College and served six years as an Automotive Technician for the Shop of Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee).