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 Advisory Committee

J. Baker
Venetian Service Center

M. Gagnon
Gagnon's Tire and Auto Center

J. Lovett
Grease Pro

T. Lund
Auto Nation Ford of Panama City

B. Sumner
Eurasian Garages

R. Vickers
Eurasian Garages

C. Watson
Panama City Toyota

G. Watts
Panama City Toyota


Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Service Technology 1
Program Length: 1050 hoursAutomotive Service Technology

42 weeks
Program Number: T400700

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment and /or specialized training in the automotive industry. Continuing workforce training for persons previously or currently employed in the automotive industry is also provided.

The areas of specialization include: engine repair technician, automatic transmission and transaxle technician, manual drive train and axle technician, automotive suspension and steering technician, automotive brake system technician, automotive electrical/electronic system technician, automotive heating and air conditioning technician and automobile engine performance technician.

During the course of the program the student will learn to diagnose and repair:

  • Brake Hydraulic, Mechanical and ABS Systems
  • Engine Cooling, Exhaust, and Timing Belts/Chains
  • Engine Mechanical Problems to include internal component replacement
  • On Board Diagnostics Computer Controlled Systems 
  • Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Automatic/Manual Transmissions and Transaxles
  • Electrical Systems 

While at Haney Technical Center students will train on a variety of shop equipment to ensure they are a well-qualified employment candidate when they graduate the program.

Some of the Equipment available for training is:

  • Digital Volt and Ohm Meters
  • OTC Genisys Scan Tools
  • Oscilloscopes for wave pattern analysis
  • Hunter Equipment Company Hawkeye Elite Alignment System
  • Snap-on Verus Pro Diagnostic Equipment
  • Consulab CL-1919-05 Ohm's Law Electrical Trainer
  • Hunter Equipment Company TCX-575 Tire Changer
  • Hunter Equipment Company RoadForce Tire Balancer DSP9700

Program Structure

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of five (5) occupational completion points (OCPs). 

 Course Number Course Title Course Hours OCP
AER0014 Automotive Services Assistor 300 hours A
AER0418
Automotive Brake System Technician 150 hours B
AER0453 Automobile Suspension and Steering Technician
150 hours C
AER0360 Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician
300 hours D
AER0110
Engine Repair Technician
150 hours E
   TOTAL HOURS 1050 hours  

Admission Requirements
Age: 16 years or older

Basic Skills: Unless exempt, students' competency in reading, math, and language are assessed within six (6) weeks of program entry using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Required basic skill grade levels are: Reading 9, Math 10A, and Language 9.

Program Advisory Estimated Entry-Level Salary Range
$25,000-$50,000

Council on Occupational Education (COE) Rates

Council on Occupational Education (COE) Rates
Program Completion Rate: 81%
Program Placement Rate: 89%

Automotive Service Technology 2

Program Length: 750 hours
30 weeks
Program Number: T400800

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment and /or specialized training in the automotive industry. Continuing workforce training for persons previously or currently employed in the automotive industry is also provided.

The areas of specialization include: engine repair technician, automatic transmission and transaxle technician, manual drive train and axle technician, automotive suspension and steering technician, automotive brake system technician, automotive electrical/electronic system technician, automotive heating and air conditioning technician and automobile engine performance technician.

Program Structure
This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of four (4) occupational completion points (OCPs).

 

 Course Number Course Title Course Hours OCP
AER0503 Automotive Engine Performance Technician 300 hours A
AER0257
Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician
150 hours B
AER0274 Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician
150 hours C
AER0172 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician
300 hours D
   TOTAL HOURS  750 hours  

Admission Requirements
Age: 16 years or older

Basic Skills: Unless exempt, students' competency in reading, math, and language are assessed within six (6) weeks of program entry using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Required basic skill grade levels are: Reading 9, Math 10A, and Language 9.

Program Advisory Estimated Entry-Level Salary Range
$25,000-$50,000

Council on Occupational Education (COE) Rates
Program Completion Rate: Not available
Program Placement Rate: Not available
Not available due to program being offered for the first time in 2016-2017

Automotive Service Technology

Program Length: 1800 hours
72 weeks
Program Number: I470608

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment and/or specialized training in the automotive industry. This program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in the automotive industry.

Program Structure
This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of nine (9) occupational completion points (OCPs).

Course Number
Course Title
Course Hours
OCP
 AER0014 Automotive Services Assistor
300 A
AER0110 Engine Repair Technician
150 B
AER0257 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician
150 C
 AER0274 Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technican
150 D
AER0453 Automobile Suspension and Steering Technician
150 E
AER0418 Automotive Brake System Technician
150 F
 AER0360 Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician
300 G
AER0172 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician
150 H
AER0503 Automotive Engine Performance Technican
300 I

Admission Requirements
Age:
16 years or older

Basic Skills: Unless exempt, students' competency in reading, math, and language are assessed within six (6) weeks of program entry using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Required basic skill grade levels are: Reading 9, Math 9, and Language 9.

Program Advisory Estimated Salary Range
$25,000 - $50,000

Council on Occupational Education (COE) Rates
Program Completion Rate: 80%
Program Placement Rate: 73%

About The Instructors

Mr. Joe Nelson, Auto Service Instructor

Joe Nelson started working on cars after completing automotive training in 2002. He has worked on a wide spectrum of cars from different manufacturers but he specialized primarily in imports. Most of his experience comes from the independent repair shops where you will see multiple vehicle makes every day. He has worked on Acura, BMW, Jaguar, Honda, Nissan, Infinti, Saab, Toyota, Lexus, Rolls Royce, Mini, Mini Cooper, Delorean, Ford, GM, and Chrysler.

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