Automotive Technology

8 Programs Available

Go from behind the wheel, to under the hood with a variety of maintenance and transportation programs.

If you love cars and want to take the wheel of your future today, look no further than STC! Our auto career programs offer eight fields of study at two campus locations.

Learn from industry experts- Breaking out in today’s automotive industry demands mechanical know-how and experience. Who better to learn from than professionals who’ve already earned their stripes out in the field?

More than talking shop- STC students don’t just hit the books in the classroom; 50% of their time is committed to exercising that education in a modern shop setting, complete with the tools, equipment, and technology used by today’s shops and service centers.

Advanced Automotive Service Technology – Ford ASSET

Program Length: 2400 hours/approx. 24 months – full time

The Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training Program (Ford ASSET) is an alliance between Sheridan Technical College and Ford Motor Company. Ford ASSET is a two (2) year college automotive training program that leads to an Applied Associates of Service (AAS) Degree in Automotive Service Management. Students attend class full time for an eight (8) week period followed by another (8) weeks of full time paid work experience at their local Ford/Lincoln Dealership’s. Ford ASSET students must complete academic classes at Broward College while taking Advanced Automotive Technical training at Sheridan Technical College. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age.

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Advanced Automotive Service Technology – GM ASEP

Program Length: 2400 hours

The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) is an alliance between Sheridan Technical College and General Motors Corporation. GM ASEP is a two (2) year college automotive training program that leads to an Applied Associates of Service (AAS) Degree in automotive service management. Students attend class full time for eight (8) weeks followed by (8) weeks of full time paid work experience at local general Motors Dealership. GM ASEP students must complete academic classes at Broward College while taking advanced automotive technical training at Sheridan Technical College. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. 

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Advanced Automotive Service Technology MOPAR – MCAP

Program Length: 2400 hours/approx. 24 months – full time

Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge believes in the value of trained technicians. Upon completion of the program, students may opt to earn an Associate’s degree in Automotive Service Technology (or similar). Students must attend Sheridan Technical College twenty hours a week (12:30 PM to 5:30 PM) in eight week blocks. During this time students also may choose to attend an academic class one night a week at Broward College. Students usually work twenty-five hours a week at their MCAP dealership during the class term.

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Advanced Automotive Service Technology – Nissan /Infiniti Automotive Technician Training (NTTA)

Program Length: 2400 hours/Full Time 18 months / 60 weeks

Full-time students attend Sheridan Technical College on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm while working at their sponsoring dealerships part time the rest of the week. Students will work approximately 20 hours a week at a dealership, working under the supervision of a Master Technician. Nissan/Infiniti students will be encouraged to take the ASE Automobile Certification Tests during the normal length of the program.

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Audi Automotive Service Training (AAST)

Program Length: 1800 hours/approx. 18 months (full-time)

Students attend Sheridan Technical College West Campus on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm while working at their sponsoring Audi dealership part time the rest of the week. Students will work approximately 20 to 30 hours a week at an Audi dealership, usually under the supervision of a Master Technician, earning $11.00 per hour totaling nearly $27,000 during the 18 month program. Audi students will be encouraged to take the ASE Automobile Certification Tests during the normal length of the program and should have at least four (4) ASE certifications upon graduation.

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Automotive Collision Technology Technician

Program Length: 1400 hours/approx. 14 months (full-time)

Instruction and training includes uses of parts and repair manuals, price lists, flat-rate manuals, computerized systems for estimating and pricing to customers; recordkeeping; shop safety, and housekeeping. Throughout the course of the program, students will receive comprehensive instruction in the five (5) areas of specialization recognized by the Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for professional technician certification. Students are encouraged to participate in the ASE Certification testing program during their training.

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Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Technician

Program Length: 600 hours

The Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair program focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to work on a variety of systems such as engine, drivetrain, brakes, electrical, and steer & suspension. Students learn to conduct basic repairs and maintenance on automobiles and light truck systems. This program is designed for those who wish to be certified in basic entry skills as a service technician. This certificate will aid students in obtaining an entry-level position at either a dealership or an independent repair facility. Upon completion, the goal is to give the technician well-rounded entry-level knowledge in all 8 of the areas that are covered under the industry standard of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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Automotive Service Technology

Program Length: 1800 hours/approx. 18 months (full-time)

Training also includes the use of electronic diagnostic and other test equipment. Specialty training is provided in such areas as air conditioning, front-end alignment, and the use of computerized automotive repair data systems. Instruction coincides with the eight (8) areas recognized by the Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for professional technician certification, and provides for eight areas of specialization in Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance. Students are encouraged to participate in the ASE Certification testing program during their training.

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Industry Certification & State Credential Exams

Industry certifications make you more employable. You will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in your field of study.

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Credit

Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing their program at either Atlantic, McFatter or Sheridan Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.

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