Automotive Service Management Technology

Seminole State's Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Automotive Service Management Technology has been recognized as the No. 1 automotive educational program in the United States. The unique curriculum — accredited by NATEF, 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 Service Management 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.

Students can choose to enhance their automotive maintenance expertise by earning an Automotive Fundamentals Career Certificate.  This program provides hands-on training to prepare for a career as a highly qualified technician in the automotive industry. 

Admissions Requirements

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

  • Apply and be accepted to Seminole State
  • Complete the Computerized Placement Test (CPT)
  • Provide official transcripts showing receipt of a standard high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Possess a valid Florida driver's license and provide a 36-month driving history
  • Submit the completed and signed Automotive Program Application
  • Schedule an interview with the program coordinator
  • 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