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Automotive Service Technology

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Community college certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician. 470604

Description

The Automotive Service Technology (AST) Program, based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) curriculum developed by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF), prepares students for careers in the automotive service industry. Students concentrate on seven major areas of automotive service with emphasis on preparation for the associated ASE Certification examinations. Additionally, students learn proper shop management procedures through extensive lab assignments in the AST Department’s live shop. The certificate can be used as one of the technical disciplines required for the AAS in General Technology. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase a basic set of tools after the first semester in the AST program. Almost all dealerships and independent repair facilities require technicians to have their own tools and are reluctant to hire technicians who do not. A number of tool manufacturers (Snap On, SK, MAC, etc.) provide significant educational discounts to students. Information on these discount purchase programs is available from AST program instructors.

Details

Hours

47

Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent

School

NORTH ARKANSAS COLLEGE - NAC (NORTH CAMPUS AND SOUTH CAMPUS)

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Curriculum Competency Based

Yes

Training Location(s)

1320 N. Spring Road, Harrison, AR

Local WIB

5025 - Northwest

Name of Credential

Technical Certificate Automotive Service Technology, ASE Education Foundation Certification

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell

Refund Policy

  • Before 4:00 PM on the 5th weekday after the start (2nd day-summer term) 100% of the semester
  • Before 4:00 PM on the 10th weekday after the start (3rd day-summer term) 75% of the semester
  • Before 4:00 PM on the 15th weekday after the start (4th day-summer term) 50% of the semester
  • After 4:00 PM on the 15th weekday after the start none of the semester

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - ASE Education Foundation

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

Yes

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$994.75

In-State/District Tuition

$5,631.00

Total In-State Program Cost

$6,625.75

Demand Occupation(s)

49-3023.00Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status

Approved

Address

1515 Pioneer Drive, Harrison, Arkansas 72601

Phone Number

(870) 391-3181

Web Address

http://www.northark.edu/academics/areas-of-study/Automotive/autoservicetechnologycertificate

Last Updated

Mar 09, 2021

Created

Dec 16, 2020