Fast track your automotive career at FGC!

FGC is now an authorized ASE Testing Center. Complete ASE certification exams or bring your current ASE certifications and earn college credit toward FGC’s Automotive Service Management Technology AAS program. Up to 50 credits toward the program may be awarded for experience and certifications.

Click here to learn about getting credits for ASE Certification! 


Program highlights:

  1. All training is done on site
  2. Steven Adler, the program coordinator, brings 38 years as an Automotive Technician and ASE Certified Master Technician.
  3. Students are eligible to test for ASE certification while enrolled in the program.

Career Potential:

  1. Students will be prepared for entry level employment as automotive technicians after graduating.
  2. In Florida, automotive service technicians and mechanics earn a median salary of $36,100 (source: Career OneStop)
  3. Employment of automotive service technicians is expected to grow 13% in Florida by 2026 (source: Career OneStop)

Contact:

Steven Adler
Automotive Technologies Program Coordinator
Florida Gateway College
Steven.adler@fgc.edu
(386) 754-4485 OFFICE

Automotive Service Technician, C.C.C.

(24 credit hours)

The college credit certificate in Automotive Service Technology is offered to prepare students for entry- level employment in the automotive service industry.

This 24 credit certificate forms the foundation and fully articulates to the 44 credit Automotive Technology college credit certificate.

The following is a suggested sequence for the courses:

First Semester:  9 Credit Hours

  • AER 1082 Introduction to Vehicle Systems & Services – 3 credits
  • AER 1602 Electrical/Electronic Systems I – 4 credits
  • AER 1073 Parts & Service – 2 credits

Second Semester: 8 Credit Hours

  • AER 1596C Brake Systems, ABS, & Traction Control Systems – 4 credits
  • AER 1197 Engine Diagnosis & Repair – 4 credits

Summer Semester: 7 Credit Hours

  • AER 1496 Steering and Suspension Systems – 3 credits
  • AER 1758 HVAC Systems – 4 credits

Automotive Service Technology C.C.C, Total 24 Credit Hours Note(s): It is highly recommended that AER 1602 be taken in the first term.

General Automotive Technician, C.C.C.

(44 credit hours)

The college credit certificate in General Automotive Technician is offered to prepare students for entry- level employment in the automotive service industry.

The following is a suggested sequence for the courses:

First Semester:  9 Credit Hours

  • AER 1082 Introduction to Vehicle Systems & Services – 3 credits
  • AER 1602 Electrical/Electronic Systems I – 4 credits
  • AER 1073 Parts & Service – 2 credits

Second Semester: 8 Credit Hours

  • AER 1596C Brake Systems, ABS, & Traction Control Systems – 4 credits
  • AER 1197 Engine Diagnosis & Repair – 4 credits

Summer Semester: 7 Credit Hours

  • AER 1496 Steering and Suspension Systems – 3 credits
  • AER 1758 HVAC Systems – 4 credits

Third Semester:  14 Credit Hours

  • AER 2840 Engine Control Systems/Diagnostics II – 4  credits
  • AER 2694 Electrical/Electronic Systems II – 4  credits
  • AER 2398 Manual Transmission/Drive Trains – 3 credits

Fourth Semester:  12 Credit Hours

  • AER 2298 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles – 3 credits
  • AER 1695 Chassis Electronics – 3 credits
  • AER 2870 Alternative Fuel and Propulsion – 3  credits
Automotive Service Management Technology A.A.S.

(68 credit hours)

The Automotive Service Management Technology A.A.S. is offered to prepare students for immediate employment in the automotive service industry.

This 68 credit degree includes an embedded 44 credit Automotive Service Technology certificate and an embedded 24 credit Automotive Service Technology Basic certificate, which can be completed in one year. This degree will combine the latest automotive technology education, relevant industry cooperation, and strong academic course work to prepare graduates for successful careers in the automotive service industry.

The following is a suggested sequence for the courses:

First Semester:  12 Credit Hours

  • AER 1082 Introduction to Vehicle Systems & Services – 3  credits
  • AER 1602 Electrical/Electronic Systems I – 4  credits
  • AER 1073 Parts & Service – 2 credits
  • SLS 1501  The College Experience – 3 credits

Second Semester: 11 Credit Hours

  • AER 1596C Brake Systems, ABS, & Traction Control Systems – 4 credits
  • AER 1197 Engine Diagnosis & Repair – 4  credits
  • ENC 1101  Freshmen Composition 1 – 3 Credits

Summer Semester: 7 Credit Hours

  • AER 1496 Steering and Suspension Systems – 3  credits
  • AER 1758 HVAC Systems – 4  credits

Third Semester:  14 Credit Hours

  • AER 2840 Engine Control Systems/Diagnostics II – 4  credits
  • AER 2694 Electrical/Electronic Systems II – 4  credits
  • AER 2398 Manual Transmission/Drive Trains – 3 credits
  • SPC 2608 Public Speaking – 3 credits

Fourth Semester:  12 Credit Hours

  • AER 2298 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles – 3 credits
  • AER 1695 Chassis Electronics – 3 credits
  • AER 2870 Alternative Fuel and Propulsion – 3  credits
  • PHI 1100  Introduction to Logic –  3 credits

Summer Semester:  6 Credit Hours

  • AER 1947   Automotive Co-Op 1  –  3 credits
  • PHY 1020  Essentials of Physics – 3 credits

Fifth Semester:  6 Credit Hours

  • AER 1948   Automotive Co-Op 2  –  3 credits
  • Any General Education Social Science Course – 3 credits

Automotive Service Management Technology A.A.S., Total 68 Credit Hour

 

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