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Automotive Services Technology – Master Certificate

Programs

Automotive Services Technology

Certificate of Achievement

Principles of design and operation provide for an exact appreciation of the functions of automotive units. Coordinated laboratory work develops the ability to execute diagnostic tests and complete the repairs that are indicated.

What You Can Do

The curriculum prepares students for employment as line mechanics, diagnostic technicians, and industrial maintenance personnel, as well as shop managers, company technicians, factory representatives, or teachers.

Jobs

  • Line Mechanic
  • Diagnostic Technician
  • Factory Representative
  • Factory Technician
  • Self-employment
  • Automotive Technician at dealerships
  • Independent Garages
  • Automotive Specialty Shops
  • Parts-related Businesses.

Earning Potential

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook for Automotive Service Technicians at Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Modes of Instruction
Learn more about the modes of instruction offered at John A. Logan College.

Program Details

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FIRST YEAR – FALL SEMESTER

ORI 100College 1011
AST 100Automotive Orientation and Safety2
AST 101Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair3
AST 183Brakes Steering and Suspension3
AST 180Electrical I 3
12

FIRST YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER

AST 170Engine Repair3
AST 171Engine Performance I3
AST 190Electrical II 3
AST 191Automotive Service Lab I4
13

SECOND YEAR – FALL SEMESTER

AST 261Engine Performance II 3
AST 282Automotive HAVC3
AST 283Brakes, Steering & Suspension II3
AST 291Automotive Service Lab II4
13

SECOND YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER

AST 201Hybrid/EV History and Safety2
AST 202Hybrid/EV Diagnostic and Service3
AST 290Drivetrain Basics3
AST 292Automotive Service Lab III4
12

Total Hours for Degree50

Earn your Hybrid/EV Credential

With these two additional courses you can earn a short-term certificate:

AST 201Hybrid Safety (Online)2
AST 202Hybrid/EV (Summer)5

The Automotive Services Technology Master Certificate is a minimum of 50 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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Additional Costs for This Program

All students registered for Automotive Services Technology classes will be required to furnish a basic tool set.

The set includes the following:

Drive Sockets (1/4″ sq.)
  • (10) 6-pt Standard (5/32″ through 1/2″)
  • (10) 6-pt. Metric (4, 5, 5.5, 6 through 12 mm)
  • (1) Quick Release Ratchet
  • (1) Extension
Drive Sockets (3/8″ sq.)
  • (9) 6-pt. or 12-pt. Standard (3/8″ through 7/8″)
  • (10) 6-pt. or 12-pt. Metric (10mm through 19mm)
  • (1) Ratchet
  • (1) Extension (3″)
  • (1) Extension (6″)
Drive Sockets (1/2″ sq.)
  • (4) 6-pt. or 12-pt. Standard (15/16″, 1″, 1 1/16″, 1 1/8″)
  • (4) 6-pt. or 12-pt. Metric (21mm, 22mm, 24mm, 27mm)
  • (1) Ratchet
  • (1) Extension (3″)
Wrenches (combination)
  • (7) Standard (3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″)
  • (7) Metric (10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 17mm, 19mm)
Screwdrivers
  • (2) Slotted (1 small, 1 large)
  • (2) Phillips (1 small, 1 large)
Pliers
  • (1) Slip Joint Pliers
  • (1) Diagonal Cutting
Additional Tools
  • (1) Hammer
  • (1) Locking Tool Box

Accreditation information

Program learning outcomes information.

Automotive Faculty Contact

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Joseph Roach

Professor – Auto Collision/Auto Services

Email: josephroach@jalc.edu
Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8445
Office: VOC7