Automotive Service Technology

Certificate of Proficiency   |  Ozark Campus  |  In-Person or Blended  

The Automotive Service Technology program allows students to gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on training in automotive repair.  Our program currently holds certification from and adheres to National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) curriculum standards.  Students can sit for ASE certifications in eight different areas.

This program features instruction in with an emphasis on automotive diagnosis, inspection, adjustments and service. In addition, students are taught to test, diagnose, service and replace electronic controls, fuel injection components and accessories, air conditioning units, lighting circuits, and safety and warning devices.

High school students may begin the Automotive Services Technology program by taking classes concurrently with their regular studies and earn credit toward a certificate of proficiency which will apply to the technical certificate and associate of applied science degree.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  •  Internships
  • Students work on vehicles accepted for repair in the shop/lab.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Diagnose and repair automotive brake system
  • Diagnose and repair automotive chassis and steering
  • Diagnose mechanical gasoline engine problems
  • Essential skills (customer excellence)
  • Operate automotive diagnostic equipment
  • Operate electronic automotive service manuals
  • Proper use of automotive tools
  • Recognize automotive electronic components
  • Repair automotive electrical systems
  • Repair automotive gasoline engines
  • Repair/diagnose automotive drivability complaints
  • Safety compliance

 

About This Degree

TUITION

In-State: $129 | Out-of-State: $258

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

CAREER OPTIONS

You could work as a(n):

  • Dealership technician
  • Heavy equipment technician
  • Parts store specialist
  • Performance shop technician

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Air National Guard
  • ARDOT
  • City of Fort Smith
  • Cogswell Ford
  • Hug Chevrolet

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies
  • Technical Certificate

Point of Pride

Our program is ranked in the top 10 in the nation among automotive technical schools.

 

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Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.

 

More Information About Automotive Service Technlogy

Program Director

Sewell

Bobby Sewell
Program Chair

Shop Complex
Technology and Academic Support Building
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-3311
bsewell@atu.edu

 

PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

Gary Donberger

Gary Donberger
Instructor

Shop Complex
Technology and Academic Support Building
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR  72949

(479) 508-3311
gdonberger@atu.edu

The Automotive Service Technology program allows students to gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on training in automotive repair.  Our program adheres to National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) curriculum standards, preparing students for entry-level employment in the automotive repair industry. 

NATEF Logo

CERTIFICATIONS

The Automotive Service Technology program currently holds certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and offers courses in all eight certification areas.  Students can take examinations and earn ASE Student Certification in each of these areas.

This program features instruction in with an emphasis on automotive diagnosis, inspection, adjustments and service. In addition, students are taught to test, diagnose, service and replace electronic controls, fuel injection components and accessories, air conditioning units, lighting circuits, and safety and warning devices.