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Automotive Service Management Technology Associate of Applied Science

Automotive Service Management Technology Associate of Applied Science
Type: AAS
Major Code: AUTO-AAS
CIP: 0615080300
Educational Plan: AUTO-AAS

Program Description

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

Students in the Automotive Service Management Technology program may focus on two manufacturer-specific tracks (GM-ASEP or Ford-ASSET) or take a more generic track with a non-manufacturer specific curriculum. With any track, students will acquire important skills related to proper diagnosis and repair of modern technology and alternative-fuel vehicles.

Knowledgable, 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.


Candidates must:

  • Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
  • Provide official transcript(s) indicating a standard high school diploma or 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 and provide current Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) report;
  • Submit the completed and signed Automotive Program Application Form;
  • Be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.



Automotive service technicians and mechanics inspect, maintain and repair cars and light trucks. Typically working in well-ventilated and well-lit repair shops, automotive technicians identify and address mechanical problems with a combination of computers and traditional parts and tools.

College Credit Certificates

Students pursuing this degree also may obtain the following college credit certificates:

  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Automotive Technician

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are employed as:

  • Automotive parts sales and service representatives
  • Automotive technicians
  • Automotive technology instructors

For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

Job Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow by 17 percent (about as fast as average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).


With proper industry work experience, graduates of this program may qualify to earn the following industry certifications:

  • ASE Advanced Engine Performance Specialist (L1),
  • ASE Automobile/Light Truck Technician: Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2),
  • ASE Automobile/Light Truck Technician: Brakes (A5),
  • ASE Automobile/Light Truck Technician: Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6),
  • ASE Automobile/Light Truck Technician: Engine Performance (A9),
  • ASE Automobile/Light Truck Technician: Engine Repair (A1), (NIASE010)
  • ASE Automobile/Light Truck Technician: Heating and Air Conditioning (A7),
  • ASE Automobile/Light Truck Technician: Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3),
  • ASE Automobile/Light Truck Technician: Suspension and Steering (A4),
  • ASE Automobile Service Consultant (C1),
  • ASE Master Automobile Technician,
  • ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician: Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI) (T8)
  • ASE Parts Specialist
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Available Courses
Required Courses
Choose AER 1596C or AER 1580 and AER 1594

AER 29## Cooperative Education Internship in Automotive Technology

A total of 5 co-op credits are required for graduation. These 5 co-op credits may include up to 2 credit hours of AER 2920 Automotive Practicum.
General Education Courses

Any General Education course

PHY1020 Conceptual Physics recommended

Humanities General Education course


Mathematics or Science General Education course


Social Science General Education course

Total Credits:

If General Education courses have not been initiated by the beginning of the third term, registration may be blocked.


Courses beginning with a leading digit of "0", postsecondary adult vocational courses and AER prefix courses do not meet the requirements for an Associate in Arts or Bachelor's degree. 


Students with a baccalaureate degree or an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have met general education requirements for this degree program.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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