Automotive Service Technology

auto service

Program Description

The Automotive Service Technology Program helps to prepare students for employment in the automotive industry.  The program will include instruction in operation, diagnosis, and repair; as well as parts and service look-up, invoice completion, and basic maintenance principles and procedures for the modern automobile.  The Automotive Service Technology Program is NATEF certified as a Masters Automotive Service Technician (MAST) program.  To learn more about our Automotive Service Technology program, schedule an appointment with Kim Dunn, our Career Specialist / Admissions Advisor.

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Certifications Available

ASE Certification Test

A registration fee is paid only once during a registration window—no matter how many tests you take.  MTC fees include the registration fee and 1 test per term.  Additional tests can be purchased by the student.  More information is available at


College Credit Award

Program completers may receive articulated credit toward an aligned certificate, A.A.S. or A.S. degree program at participating institutions in the Tampa Bay Career Pathways Consortium.  Details may be obtained from the Career Specialist / Admissions Advisor and/or School Counselor.


Career Information

Possible careers after two years of post-secondary and/or on-the-job training: Automotive technician, automotive tech assistant, automotive parts clerk, service writer

Possible careers after a four-year university degree: Technical representative, entrepreneur


Basic Skills Exit Requirements

Computations (Mathematics) 10                         Communications (Reading and Language Arts) 9

In order to be a program completer, some students must meet minimum math, language, and reading achievement level exit standards on the TABE, unless otherwise exempt, as established by the Florida Department of Education.  Additional information can be found on Page 5 of the MTC Catalog.



The uniform for this program consists of the program work shirt and jeans.  Orders for work shirts will be taken at the start of class. For safety reasons, it will be necessary to purchase and wear safety glasses and hard leather work shoes with non-skid, oil resistant soles (no tennis shoes).  Proper uniform and safety equipment must be worn every day for participation in program activities. Failure to be in proper uniform will hinder student progress.



Basic hand tools are provided for this program.


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Program Instructors

John Herig Jr., Instructor

25+ Years In-Field Experience

DSBPC Vocational Certification

ASE Certifications:

Suspension & Steering


Electrical/Electronic Systems

Engine Performance

Auto Maintenance & Light Repair

Building 10, Room 10-001


Michael Feola, Instructor

35+Years GM Dealership Experience

ASE Master Technician A1-A9

ASE Diesel Certified

GM Factory Certified 

Building 10, Room 10-006



Kim Dunn, Admissions Advisor 


Schedule an appointment


TBD, Career Placement Coordinator