Industry certification, Community college certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Hybrid or blended
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours
Instructional Program (CIP)
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.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
WIOA Approved Program
Curriculum Competency Based
1320 N. Spring Road, Harrison, AR
5025 - Northwest
Name of Credential
Technical Certificate Automotive Service Technology, ASE Education Foundation Certification
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
- 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?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
Total In-State Program Cost