Apr 16, 2021
The Automotive Service Technician Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service industry.
The AST-Degree builds on the GST I-BEST Certificate of Proficiency program by providing further instruction: Students will develop in-depth repair and diagnostic skills and earn certifications with our industry partners: Subaru University; Nissan Technical Training Academy; and NC3 (National Coalition of Certification Centers).
Students will have an opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree by completing four core general education courses.
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Length of Program: 101-106 Credits
Completion Award: Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAAS)
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $1700.00 (includes tuition, lab fee, parking and instructional fees)
CASAS test score of 220; ESL level 5 or higher; instructor interview; permission to register; valid driver’s license; proof of insurability, i.e. Dept. of Licensing driving record; most employers require drug testing. Work with your advisor to determine English and Math placement.
General Education Requirements - 15-20 Credits
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose either MATH 070 or BUS 102 .
GST Core Courses - 86 Credits
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Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning - 5 Credits
Take either MATH 070 or BUS 102 .
GST I-BEST and AST Degree programs. What are they?
The programs are designed for students interested in introductory automotive training and who want to develop high level skills for maintenance, diagnosis, and repair. The program begins with the 45-credit GST I-BEST Certificate of Proficiency that uses the innovative team-teaching I-BEST approach to instruction. Students will learn basic education and employment skills through the I-BEST team-teaching method. We encourage students with little or no automotive experience to apply. The AST-Degree will provide additional theory, develop higher levels of hands-on skills, and improve diagnostic skills. During the internships, students will be employed in dealerships, independent repair shops, or other automotive businesses. Note: Internships are part-time jobs intended to become permanent careers. Upon completion of the AST Degree program, an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree will be awarded.
Students successfully completing this program by -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program- should be able to:
- Apply employability skills for success in an entry-level automotive technician position.
- Perform common maintenance, inspection, and service procedures for the eight automotive systems: Engine, Manual Transmission and Axles, Brakes, Heating and Air Conditioning, Automatic Transmission, Suspension and Steering, Electrical/Electronic Control, and Engine Performance.
- Identify and apply safe work practices working on/ with vehicle systems, tools, equipment, lifts, ventilation, and hazardous waste disposal.
- Utilize service information systems to obtain specifications and proper service and maintenance procedures.
- Utilize service information and skills to diagnose basic automotive concerns.
- Utilize service information to remove and replace failed components.
Career Opportunities - What can I do with a General Service Technician Certificate or Automotive Service Technician Degree?
The job outlook for automotive service technicians is projected to remain strong over the next decade. GST graduates may be hired as entry-level technicians performing basic maintenance. An AST graduate may first be hired as a maintenance technician and will apply their skills to higher level diagnose and repair of all automotive systems.
Potential employers include: Retail automotive dealerships; independent auto repair shops; local and national repair shop chains; federal, state, and local governments and private company fleets. For more information, please visit www.shoreline.edu/acc/CareerCounseling.aspx.
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Shoreline, WA 98133-5696