Automotive Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science
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: Summer Term 2021
March 15: Financial Aid
May 3: Application
May 10: 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.
Your tuition shouldn’t go against your intuition.
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