Automotive Engineering Technology

Seminole State's Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Automotive Engineering Technology has been recognized as the No. 1 automotive educational program in the United States. The unique curriculum — accredited by ASE Education Foundation, Ford and General Motors (GM) — combines the latest in automotive technology education, relevant industry internships and strong academic coursework to prepare graduates for successful careers in the automotive service industry.

Knowledgeable, experienced faculty members and active industry partnerships ensure that Automotive students receive advanced training that integrates traditional vehicle technology with emerging alternative-fuel technologies such as hybrid-electric and hydrogen fuel cell.

Program Options

Students in the Automotive Engineering Technology  program may focus their studies on domestic (GM and Ford) or import vehicles. With either track, they will acquire important skills related to high-performance vehicles, alternative-fuel vehicles, and diagnoses and repair.

Certificate Programs

Students may also earn certificates as part of the daytime Automotive Technology A.A.S. degree.  These certificates are upward compatible with the A.A.S. degree, Automotive Technology.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in Seminole State's Automotive Engineering Technology A.A.S. degree program, students must:

  • Apply and be accepted to Seminole State
  • Provide official transcripts showing receipt of a standard high school diploma or its equivalent;
  • Non-exempt students must complete the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT);
  • Be at least 18 years of age prior to first work assignment;
  • Possess a valid Florida driver's license 
  • Provide a current 3-year Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) report (Students driving for less than 3-years ARE eligible to apply);
  • Apply to the automotive program by submitting a separate online automotive application and uploading necessary documents through the website
  • EAP students must be 1500 level or higher prior to beginning the program;
  • Be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

For more information, please email Ronda Thacker or call her at 407.708.2230.


Ronda Thacker
Fax: 407.708.2404