Automotive Service Technology - PSAV 1,800 clock hours (16 months to complete)
Automotive service technology students gain knowledge and skills for entering careers in automotive service and repairs, parts supply and after-market product installation. Instruction and experiences include the functioning, servicing and repairing of engines, suspension systems, brake systems, automotive electrical systems, fuel systems, and air conditioning. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates receive a certification from Hillsborough Community College.
Certificate > Automotive Service Technology PSAV Program
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
PSAV • Automotive Service Technology
VOC.AST (1800 Clock Hours)
This program is designed for high school graduates who are interested in automotive technology as a career option or who desire postsecondary vocational training as a means of expanding or enhancing their career opportunities.
AER 0014 Automobile Services Assistor - 300 Clock Hr. (10.0 Voc. Cr.)
AER 0110 Engine Repair Technician - 150 Clock Hr. (5.0 Voc. Cr.)
AER 0172 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician - 150 Clock Hr.
(5.0 Voc. Cr.)
AER 0257 Automatic Transmission and Transaxles Technician - 150 Clock Hr. (5.0 Voc. Cr.)
AER 0274 Manual Transmissions and Drivelines - 150 Clock Hr. (5.0 Voc. Cr.)
AER 0360 Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician - 300 Clock Hr.
(10.0 Voc. Cr.)
AER 0418 Automotive Brake Systems Technician - 150 Clock Hr. (5.0 Voc. Cr.)
AER 0453 Automobile Suspension and Steering Technician - 150 Clock Hr. (5.0 Voc. Cr.)
AER 0503 Automotive Engine Performance Technician - 300 Clock Hr. (10.0 Voc. Cr.)
The cost of the program covers tuition, lab fees, materials, tools, tool box, books, and an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification test.
All students will sit for one or more of these ASE certification tests prior to graduation. Graduation is not contingent upon passing these tests.
Job Market - Automotive
Nissan Technician Training Academy (NTTA)
The Nissan Technician Training Academy (NTTA) has partnered with HCC to be one of only three schools in Florida to prepare students for a career as a factory-trained technician at Nissan or INFINITI dealerships nationwide. Students gain hands-on automotive diagnosis and repair experience to step into one a growing career field as a certified Nissan and INFINITI automotive technician.
By participating in NTTA, students earn a vocational certificate in Automotive Service Technology and can apply it toward a two-year Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Industrial Management Technology.
NTTA Program Benefits Include:
- Factory-Specific Training
- NISSAN & ASE Certification
- Apprenticeship Opportunities
- Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program
By participating in NTTA, students can earn either a two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree or certificate in Automotive Technology. Students will be eligible to receive certification in the following:
- Basic Electrical Concepts
- Engine Control Systems (ECS) Operations
- Engine Mechanical
- Heating, Ventilations & Air Conditioning
- Transmissions Diagnosis & Repair
NTTA graduates who complete and pass all six ASE certifications have the potential to become a Specialist Technician at a Nissan or INFINITI dealership.
Visit the NTAA website to complete an information request form and a Program Director will help you with the next steps.