Automotive Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science
For the Fall Term 2020, we are offering online and remote courses. Remote courses show a day and time, and will meet virtually via live video. A limited number of labs, math, nursing, public safety programs, performing arts, automotive, HVAC, plumbing, and some language courses will resume on campus and are notated in the course schedule.
Go the extra mile and get hands-on training in a degree that has been recognized as the No. 1 automotive educational program in the U.S. Combining the latest in automotive technology and strong academic coursework, taught by experienced faculty who are ASE-certified master technicians, this degree gears you up for a successful career in the automotive industry.
Getting Started: Fall 2020
June 8: Financial Aid
Aug. 17: Application
Aug. 24: Classes Begin
Why Seminole State?
- Award-winning program: The A.A.S. program was recognized as the No. 1 automotive education program in the nation.
- Fully accredited curriculum: The automotive curriculum is accredited by NATEF, Ford and General Motors (GM). It combines the latest in automotive technology education, relevant industry internships and strong academic coursework.
- Modern training facility: Our 55,000-square-foot automotive training center features 40 bays for the best possible hands-on training and high-tech classrooms equipped with computerized work stations and simulators.
- Dedicated faculty: Faculty in the automotive program are ASE-certified master technicians and have extensive industry experience.
- Hands-on experience: Apply your knowledge to real-world situations through internships at new car dealerships, fleet operations facilities, municipalities or independent garages.
- Job placement: Graduates of our automotive program enjoy 100 percent job placement with dealership sponsorship.
Automotive Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science
Major Code : AUTO-AAS
Educational Pathway: AUTO-AAS
The SSC Autmotive curriculum - accredited by ASE Education Foundation - combines the latest in automotive technology education, relevant industry internships and strong academic coursework to prepare graduates for successful careers in the automotive services industry.
Students in the Automotive Engineering 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 dynamic training that integrates traditional vehicle technology with emerging alternative-fuel technologies such as hybrid-electric and hydrogen fuel cell.
- 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.
AER 29## Cooperative Education Internship in Automotive Technology
Students can satisfy the English Requirement with either ENC 1101 English I or ENC 1102 English II.
Any General Education course
Humanities General Education course
Mathematics or Science General Education course
Social Science General Education course
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 in 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.
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Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and great value. And to us, that’s scholarly.
In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.
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Tuition and Fee Comparison*
|Tuition and Fees||$3,131||$6,380||$6,538||$6,379|
|Room and Board||-0-||$10,590||$11,088||$10,300|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000||$890||$1,000||$1,200|
For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.
* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.
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
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.
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