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Automotive Services Technology

The Automotive Mechanics program provides instruction in the skills and technical knowledge needed to meet the entry-level requirements of employment in the automotive field. Students develop an understanding of logical, step-by-step diagnostic procedures and repairs according to manufacturers’ recommendations. The automotive shop offers hands-on experience in disassembling, inspecting, adjusting, and testing various types of engines. Students also learn about advanced technology found in emission controls, sensing devices, electronic fuel injection, and computer-controlled timing.

When is the program offered?

Courses are taught year-round during the day. Evening classes will be offered as the need arises.

Educational Options

What can I earn?

The national average for annual earnings is $37,100 and the hourly earnings is $17.84. The top 10% annual earnings is $62,300 and the hourly earnings is $29.94.

Your Future

Employment of automotive service technicians
and mechanics is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities for qualified job seekers should be good.

Technicians are paid a “flat rate” by published
labor times.

program Faculty

Name & Title
Contact
Thomas
Hobson
Automotive Services Technology Instructor/Construction/Transportation Division Chair
205.391.2640
Fredd
Building 300

A.A.T.
Associate of Applied Technology,
Automotive Service Technology Bessemer State Technical College
B.S. Ed.
Bachelor of Science in Technical Education, Athens State College
ASE Certified Master technician (25+ Years):
• A1 Engine Repair
• A2 Automatic Transmission
• A3 Manual Drive Trains and Axles
• A4 Steering & Suspension
• A5 Brake Systems
• A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
• A7 Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning
• A8 Engine Performance
• A9 Light Duty Diesel

L1 Advanced Engine Performance Specialist
L3 Light Duty Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Specialist

Quality Matters (QM)Qualifications:
• APPQMR Certified

Thomas Hobson
Brian
Sanford
Automotive Services Technology Instructor
205.391.2642
Fredd
Building 300

A.A.T. Associate of applied Technology,
Automotive Service Technology Bessemer State Technical College

ASE Certified Master Technician (20+ years):
A1 Engine Repair
A2 Automatic Transmission
A3 Manual Drive Trains and Axles
A4 Steering and Suspension
A5 Brakes Systems
A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
A7 Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning
A8 Engine Performance

L1 Advanced Engine Performance Specialist

Wesley
Campbell
Instructor, Automotive Services Technology
205.391.2631
Fredd
612

A.S Associate of Science, Gadsden State Community College
Certificate, Automotive Service Technology, Gadsden State Community College
B.S. Ed. Bachelor of Science in Technical Education, Athens State College
ASE Certified Master technician:
A1 Engine Repair
A2 Automatic Transmission
A3 Manual Drive Trains and Axles
A4 Steering & Suspension
A5 Brake Systems
A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
A7 Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning
A8 Engine Performance

L1 Advanced Engine Performance Specialist