Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician Career Certificate

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Become a bumper to bumper automotive maintenance expert with the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician Career Certificate at Seminole State College.  This certificate teaches you how to inspect, repair and maintain one of the biggest purchases an individual can make:  a car.  Take your knowledge of traditional elements with computerized tools, and get the hands-on training to become a highly qualified technician in a career where your skills are in demand.

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Getting Started: Summer Term 2021

March 15:  Financial Aid


May 3:  Application


May 10:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than trade schools.
  • High-tech facilities: Labs are equipped with the latest technologies that simulate real-world job conditions.  
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Automotive Fundamentals
Type: Career Certificate
Major Code: AUTOMNT-VC
CIP: 0647060422
Educational Pathway: AUTOMNT-VC

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2021
The Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 1 course prepares students for entry into Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 2. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional service technician. Content emphasizes beginning transportation service skills and workplace success skills. Students study safety, tools, equipment, shop operations, basic engine fundamentals and basic technician skills.
The Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 2A course prepares students for entry into Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 2B. Students study automotive general electrical systems, starting and charging systems, batteries, lighting and electrical accessories. Content emphasizes beginning transportation service skills and workplace success skills.
The Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 2B course in conjunction with Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 2A prepares students for entry into Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 3. Students study automotive general electrical systems, lighting and electrical accessories. Content emphasizes beginning transportation service skills and workplace success skills.
The Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 3 course prepares students for entry into Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 4. Students study service suspension and steering systems and brake systems. Content emphasizes beginning transportation service skills and workplace success skills.
The Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 4 prepares students for entry into the automotive workforce. Students study service automotive HVAC systems, engine performance systems, automatic and manual transmission/transaxle systems as well as practice workplace soft skills.
Total Hours: 600

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Tuition and Fees*

 Seminole State
Tuition$70
Fees$14
Total per Credit Hour$84
Total per Contact Hour Rate$3

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on program costs for in-state students according to the 2019-20 fee schedule. The cost for books, supplies and any other program-related expenses will vary by program. Financial aid may be available for qualified students. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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