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.

Certifications Available

ASE Certification

A $36 registration fee is paid only once during a registration window—no matter how many tests you take. Tests are $37 each, except L1, L2, and L3 which are $74.  MTC fees include the registration fee and one test per year.  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 and/or Guidance Counselor.

Career Information

Possible direct entry careers after high school: Auto mechanic, auto tech assistant, automotive parts person.

Possible careers after two years of post-secondary and/or on-the-job training: Engineering technician, automotive service supervisor, automotive technician, business owner.

Possible careers after a four-year university degree: Engineer, technical representative

Basic Skills Exit Requirements

TABE Math Level 10 TABE Language Level 9 TABE Reading Level 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 and/or obtained from the Office for Adult Technical Education.


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. A minimum of two complete uniforms is required to maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness. 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 required for this program. Information regarding tools, brands, and discount prices will be discussed in detail during the first week of training.

Important Links


Mr. John Herig Jr., Instructor

DSBPC Vocational Certification

25+ Years In-Field Experience

ASE Certifications:  Suspension & Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Auto Maintenance & Light Repair

Building 10, Room 10-001


Mr. James Lupinek, Instructor

AA-Religious Studies, Florida Beacon Bible College

DSBPC Vocational Certification

25+ Years In-Field Experience

ASE Master Certified Technician, ASE G1 Certification

Building 10, Room 10-006


Mr. Roger Riendeau, Instructor

ASE Master Technician A1-A9, ASE Diesel Certified, GM Factory Trained and Certified

30 Years GM Dealership Experience

Building 10, Room 10-006